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Dairy Marketing Tools

Recently UW-Extension Dairy Economist Brian Gould developed a web-based tool to forecast on-farm milk prices. In Hoard’s Dairyman August 10, 2018 article Model helps predict on-farm milk prices, Gould discusses  how the Milk Price Forecaster works to generate estimated of a specific mailbox price.  See attached link for further information: https://dairy.aae.wisc.edu/dairy-marketing-tools/

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Market Facilitation Program (MFP) Informational Meeting – October 17th, 2018

The MFP provides direct payments to help corn, cotton, sorghum, soybean, wheat, dairy, and hog producers who have been directly impacted by illegal retaliatory tariffs, resulting in the loss of traditional exports.  Producers may apply for MFP beginning September 4, 2018 through January 15, 2019.  The meeting will be held at the Shawano Farm Service […]

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What’s Standing Alfalfa Worth in 2018?

One of the challenges when pricing standing hay is the lack of an established market like corn or soybeans.  Another challenge is multiple cuttings of hay versus a single harvest for a grain crop.  No wonder the price for standing hay can vary greatly between farms, even between fields.  Here’s one approach for pricing standing […]

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Wisconsin Farm Center offers office visits or toll-free help line

The Wisconsin Farm Center serves the state’s farmers and agribusinesses in sustaining and growing Wisconsin’s agricultural economy and rural communities.  The Wisconsin Farm Center is accessible weekdays from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through office visits or a call to a toll-free help line.  Farms calls by appointment.  See the attached link for their website:  […]

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Wisconsin Custom Rate Guide 2017

Just in time for the 2018 cropping season, an updated Custom Rate Survey of the cost for common farming operations is available from the USDA:  Wisconsin Custom Rate Guide 2017

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Shawano County UWEX Impact Map

Enjoy this interactive map of the Shawano County UWEX impact on our community. It will show you 4-H Clubs, HCE Clubs and everyone who gets our newsletters.      

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Friends of 4-H – How to help the 4-H Program

Right now we have two ways to help the 4-H Program: You can sign up for the AmazonSmile program by clicking on the logo below:           The second way you can help out the 4-H Program is making a cash/check donation: Your donation check can be made out directly to “Shawano County 4-H […]

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New Veterinary Feed Directive

Just released from Bernadette (Bernie) O’Rourke, UW-Extension Youth Livestock Specialist, is the latest information on the VFD: Starting Jan.1, 2017, in order to use feed antibiotics you will need a veterinary prescription in order to do so – not over the counter.  This change DOES NOT apply to injectables. There is a 4 Page pdf […]

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Want to See Your Free Credit Report? UW-Extension Campaign Makes it Easy

‘Check Your Free Credit Report Campaign: 2/2, 6/6, 10/10’ Registers Hundreds The Federal Trade Commission reports that only one out of every three Wisconsin adults checks their free credit report each year—making Wisconsin the sixth lowest of all the states for people checking their credit reports. The University of Wisconsin-Extension’s “Check Your Free Credit Report: […]

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