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This year’s COP25, which launches in Madrid this week, will be the start of a crucial period for the environment. COP25 is the final COP before we enter the defining year of 2020, when many nations must submit new...
The headlines about PFAS are everywhere from agricultural news websites to Good Morning America. But what should farmers and rural landowners be worried about when it comes to PFAS? From a real property standpoint, the biggest potential PFAS problem facing...
When is silage ready to be opened? Often, it comes down to when producers need feed — not necessarily when the silage is at its peak. Here are three tips for opening silage early: The general recommendation is to...
The number of youngstock (0-24 month olds) in the female dairy herd has been increasing recently. As at 1 April, youngstock numbers totalled 902,000 head, 4% (32,200 head) higher than the same time last year. Since January 2020, we’ve seen...
It is not too late to finetune nitrogen rates for your corn fields! Nitrogen rates are a moving target with many factors contributing to what the most economical rate for each field is. Nitrogen is mobile in the soil and...
Milk has been a synonymous symbol of nutrition in school cafeterias across the country for decades. In fact, milk is the only specific food that’s required by the USDA to be offered with every breakfast and lunch. School milk is...
The dairy sector is committed to adopting sustainable practices and ultimately being a key contributor to sustainable food systems. Of course, tackling food waste is a critical part of that effort. As the chair of the Standing Committee on Environment...
John Oncken  |  Wisconsin State Farmer 4 hours ago In 1968, there were 71,000 dairy farms in Wisconsin. Thirty years later that number dropped to 23,000. At the end of 2016, the number of licensed dairy farms ebbed to 9,400,and last year...
Life is full of ups and downs, as so is farming. It’s one of the only certainties that we have in life. We won’t feel great all the time and things won’t go smoothly or as anticipated during the...
By Adam Parker, Territory Manager at Maizex Seeds Background There have been multiple cases of confirmed Corn Rootworm (CRW) resistance to rootworm-traited corn hybrids in Ontario, resulting primarily from where corn-on-corn has been the principle crop rotation. This is a concern...