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The Farm Bill and You

Article by Leigh Presley, agriculture educator, Kenosha and Racine Counties Originally published in the Kenosha News. One item of legislation we’re not hearing much about in popular media lately is the Farm Bill.  Though it may not seem flashy or exciting at face value, it’s very important.  Simply put, the Farm Bill is the primary source of […]

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Flooding resources for farmers

Article by Leigh Presley, Agriculture Educator for Kenosha and Racine UW-Extension On everyone’s lips this week is some variant of the word “flood”.  There is a palpable sense of loss as you drive through the areas impacted by last week’s unprecedented rain event.  Just as homeowners in low-lying areas and along waterways felt the brunt […]

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Flooding & Flood Recovery Resources

Here are some selected resources to assist those in our area who were affected by recent flooding. Homeowner Wisconsin Flood Toolkit – Wisconsin Department of Health Services Coping with Flooding – Wisconsin DNR Resources for Your Flooded Home – University of Missouri Extension Flooding of Private Wells – Wisconsin DNR Kenosha & Racine Counties Recycle Guide – Find disposal options […]

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Agritourism: Have fun, be safe

Whether I was picking my weight in strawberries at the local U-Pick, exhibiting animals at the county fair, or capping off summer at the steam and gas engine show on the other end of the county, the highlights of my childhood summers involved some form agritourism.  As an adult, the ways in which I participate […]

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Kenosha Kitchens: User Survey

Would you use a community commercial kitchen to grow your food-related business?  Are you working as a local food processor, caterer, food truck operator, baker or some related role?  We would like to hear from you! A group of local leaders are working towards the creation of a Kenosha Kitchen serving the needs of local […]

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Implements of Husbandry (IOH) Law

New Implements of Husbandry lighting and marking requirements effective November 1, 2015 Wisconsin has lighting and marking requirements for all Implements of Husbandry. As of November 1, 2015, self-propelled IoH and farm equipment exceeding 12 feet wide or that extend over the center of the roadway will have new lighting and marking requirements. This is […]

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Equine Herpesvirus-1

 Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) has recently been identified in horses primarily in eastern Minnesota and in N Western Wisconsin. The WI Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is in communication with WI veterinarians and will continue to update them on the status of the EHV-1 outbreak. EHV-1 is a contagious virus that can cause […]

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Ties to the Land Newsletter

April – June 2014 Ties to the Land (pdf format) The articles featured are:  Farm Service Agency NEW FARM BILL PROVIDES PERMANENT LIVESTOCK DISASTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS FARM STORAGE FACILITY LOAN PROGRAM ENHANCED FOR FRUIT AND VEGETABLE PRODUCERS WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE 2014 FARM BILL? APRIL 2014 INTEREST RATES WHAT’S IN THE FARM BILL […]

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Ties to the Land – 2014

January – March 2014 issue of Ties to the Land  is now available in a new, more user friendly version.  Click on the titles in the Table of Contents to be taken to the articles. January – March 2014 Ties to the Land  (pdf format)

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