WEST LAFAYETTE — In April 2020, Purdue University’s International Programs in Agriculture and Purdue Cooperative Extension announced the USAID John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer…
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WEST LAFAYETTE – Inari Agriculture, a biotechnology company developing next-generation seeds, has secured $145 million since its founding less than four years ago and is expanding its operatio…
WEST LAFAYETTE — Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture will host a free 2020 Fall Crop Outlook webinar at 3:30 p.m. EDT, Friday (Sept. 11).
WEST LAFAYETTE – With the global pandemic, many face-to-face workshops and field days have been canceled, but the business of agriculture goes on and so does Purdue University’s popular online…
WEST LAFAYETTE — The Purdue Student Farm has started selling to the public. This service will run into the fall until a date to be determined. Customers will be able to pick up a box of season…
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A new Idaho relief fund is accepting applications from immigrants and agricultural workers who need financial assistance because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Decades from now observers will reflect on key statistics such as unemployment and the gross domestic product, and note how numerous conditions in 2020 hit unfavorable records. In a year full of extremes this week’s post reviews what we consider to be the most interesting and insightful chart of 2020 – U.S. gasoline consumption.
Nobody can deny that fall is here. Frost and freeze warnings have covered much of the state of Wisconsin at least once. Our growing season is coming to a rapid close.
OPINION There’s a term swirling around the countryside these days – “Trump money.” It refers to the growing pile of subsidies hitting farm country during this – maybe not so coincidentally – election year. President Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Wisconsin announced a new $13 billion federal-aid package that will benefit farmers through another round of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program payments. Coupled with this spring’s $16 billion relief package overseen by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, we’re entering record-breaking territory in farm subsidies.
MADISON, Wis. – Claire Huschka Sink’s career has been nontraditional. She was the only female on the University of Wisconsin-Madison livestock-judging team in the early 1960s. And by retirement the alumna of the University of Wisconsin-College of Agricultural and Life Sciences had worked decades for the U.S. Department of Energy. She recently was recognized for her distinguished career by the UW college.
The 2020 growing season is quickly coming to an end. What a great week it was for chopping corn silage. By the time this article is printed most of the state will have finished corn-silage harvesting.
Well everybody fall is here. The weather is becoming cooler and the days are growing shorter. There have been some chances for frost but I haven’t seen any yet by our place, which is good.
DUNNVILLE, Wis. – Location, location, location doesn’t mean prosperity or survival. Dunnville was a logical choice for a settlement because of its closeness to the convergence of the Red Cedar River and the Chippewa River. Samuel Lamb was the first settler to see the potential there. Sometime in 1838 he built a cabin that served as a tavern for hunters and loggers passing through the area.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison recently selected seven projects for funding through the Dairy Innovation Hub initiative. The one-year grants will fund short-term, high-impact research and outreach projects.
The change of weather this past week was welcome after rain every day the previous week. From Sept. 6 to Sept. 12 we received almost 3 inches of rain. Thankfully it came slowly and allowed the ground to take it in. With cloudy days and cool temperatures, crop maturity has slowed somewhat. But the forecast ahead shows sunny days with daytime temperatures in the mid-70s. It sounds to me like ideal September weather.
When I was 16 my family visited Mexico. A favorite idea we brought home was … “disco.” The idea of using simple junk to fashion a skillet was fascinating. But the delicious food we were served, piping hot off the disco, is what actually had us building one just days after arriving home.
STRATFORD, Wis. – “I’m no expert but I’m willing to be an open book and share some of things we’ve learned since we began building pasture in 2015,” Jason Cavadini told visitors to his farm for an evening pasture walk Sept. 3.