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Nicole Hansen was kneeling in a cranberry bed in early-March 2017 while drilling into the soil to check frost amount in the ground. She had a difficult decision to make.

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Nitrogen fertilizer has major implications for crop yields and environmental health – and specifically for water quality in the Gulf of Mexico. Federal and state governments have shied away from regulating nitrogen-fertilizer use, but voluntary and incentives-based programs have not been par…

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Few things say summer in America more than buttery corn on the cob. But as summer temperatures warm to unprecedented levels, the future of sweet corn may not be so sweet. New University of Illinois research shows sweet-corn yields decrease significantly with extreme heat during flowering – e…

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The stewardship of land and water resources is one of the University of Wisconsin-Dairy Innovation Hub’s four key priority areas. With hub funding, researchers at UW-River Falls have been able to work with the Western Wisconsin Conservation Council, a producer-led watershed-protection group.…

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Growing crops in a changing climate is difficult enough. But when weeds factor in, soybean yields take a massive hit. That’s according to new research from the University of Illinois and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service, and it means farmers will need to ach…

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Harvest in southwestern Wisconsin was close to being completed the week of Nov. 21. The crop season ended with soybeans yields ranging from 10 percent to 20 percent better than 2021, averaging 70 bushels per acre. Corn yields were similar to 2021, ranging anywhere from 180 bushels to 230 bus…

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There are about 40 conservation practices within the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Conservation Reserve Program, one of the many programs within the conservation title of the farm bill. They’ll likely continue to change with a new farm bill every five years. It’s difficult to stay abreast…

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I woke up at 5 a.m., milking time, the day they laid Vince Willis to rest in the Loyd Cemetery just a mile south of our old farm in Richland County, Wisconsin.

Storms are an annual threat for farmers and their crop. It is not uncommon to hear stories of grain bins being knocked over or destroyed throughout the growing season, leaving producers in a bind when harvest comes around.

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MARSHFIELD, Wis. – Memory Lane Farm takes visitors to the year 1 – or close to it. Visitors will walk through the streets of Bethlehem – complete with a live nativity and 1st-century craftsmen, bakers and farm animals. The event will fill an historic Wisconsin barn. Sophia the donkey will jo…

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Editor's note: This article is the next in a series featuring Wisconsin farmer-members of dairy cooperatives. The following article features Jason and Emily Stark, owners of Farm in the Dells of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. They’re members of Scenic Central Milk Producers.

A student from the Netherlands is seeing as much as possible of America’s Dairyland while here for a semester at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Inge Lugtenberg, 21, is a student from Luttenberg, Raalte, the Netherlands. She’s participating in a dairy-management and entrepreneurship…

Understanding how a crop will grow in various places is key to getting more farmers to grow it. Rye is a cereal grain grown in parts of Europe, and although not a commonly grown crop in other regions, its characteristics make it a valuable option for farmers.