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Though it’s easy to look at the tech industry and think this increasingly influential sector is what makes the world go round, something closer to the very core of the Earth may be what’s driv…

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People who live in cities, exurbs or suburbs may not come across farms very frequently. But millions of people, including children, still live on farms. In fact, in 2009 the Centers for Diseas…

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Raising backyard chickens has been a growing phenomenon for several years. Many cities have passed laws legalizing backyard chickens, encouraging many to raise chickens as a rewarding hobby. 

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Many people subscribe to the notion that “everything is better with bacon.” Imagine being able to control the quality and flavor of pork products, and knowing just what went into producing del…

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The agricultural industry provides a variety of opportunities to professionals interested in this often misunderstood field.

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Modern grocery stores are unlike the ones many of today’s adults encountered when they were children. Grocery stores are not only bigger today than they were years ago, but they’re also stocke…

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The family automobile is not the only piece of equipment that requires routine upkeep to ensure it is operating properly. 

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Modern industry is driven by technology. Advancements in technology have changed how business is conducted, with some industries undergoing dramatic changes since the dawn of the 21st century.

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The farmers of yesteryear might not be too familiar with their surroundings if they were to visit a modern farm. While the men and women who made their livings as farmers decades ago would no …

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Modern supermarkets with their many open displays of fruits and vegetables are truly a marvel and a reminder that our nation enjoys the safest and most abundant food sup…

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MADISON, Wis. – With the Nov. 3 general election rapidly approaching, many groups are reaching out to Wisconsin voters.

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As a recipient of the Chobani Community Impact Fund Grant, Latinos In Action have $45,000 over two years to launch more of its program at Magic Valley schools. Here is more on them and the other winners.

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ALBANY, Wis. – The past year will remain seared in people’s memories. For the Brewer family 2020 will be memorable for far more than the COVID-19 pandemic. The three Brewer siblings lost both parents to cancer within seven months of each other – Glenn and Joann Brewer.

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Since my previous report a lot of progress has been made in the fields. The majority of the soybean fields have been harvested, with some corn fields coming off. Conditions this year were ideal for soybean harvest. We had a weeklong stretch of 70s, and almost-80-degree days with the wind some days gusting to as much as 30 miles per hour. The benefit of timely soybean harvest provides a good opportunity to plant winter wheat.

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We have had a good stretch of weather so a lot of field work has been finished. The winter wheat is all in and should have a good start. Most are finished doing their cover crops but there are still a few trying to put in some rye.

“Imagine squeezing the space out of a sponge in your hands,” Francisco J. Arriaga says. “You’re reducing its pore space. When we compact soil it can be said we’re squeezing the pore space and the result is less porosity.”

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COLUMBUS, Wis. – Jesse Merfeld says the day he watched his girlfriend, Carissa, backing up a tractor to hook up a manure spreader he knew he would marry her. From the beginning of their relationship a farm life was always in the conversation; 18 years later they have it in spades.

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Drought is creeping back along the Lake Superior shoreline from Minnesota to Bayfield County, Wisconsin. Parts of several northern-Wisconsin counties are abnormally dry. With leaves and undergrowth going from green to brown, fire danger is becoming a worry. Late-season fishers and early-season hunters are being cautioned regarding careless use of fire.

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Estate taxes are a tax on the transfer of property following a death. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act included an estate-tax exemption, which expires in 2025. It requires an estate to file and pay taxes when gross assets exceed $11.58 million per person. After Dec. 31, 2025, the exemption amount returns to $5 million per individual adjusted for inflation, as set by the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. Previously the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 had gradually raised the exemption amount from $675,000 to $3.5 million in 2009.

Analysts are watching as beef prices drift lower, and are looking ahead to see what holiday demand might look like in this unusual year. Andrew Griffith, University of Tennessee ag economist, says some of the downward trend in boxed beef prices is seasonal.

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It’s like a tale of two landscapes. When I submitted my previous crop report, central Wisconsin was peaking in fall colors. Farmers chopped and combined their way through corn for silage and beans for the bin, under a cinematic landscape of maroons, yellows and flourishes of green. A bump in temperatures felt like summer again as central Wisconsin saw temps in the 70s.

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OPINION  According to political forecasting website fivethirtyeight.com Pennsylvania is currently rated as the most likely “tipping point” state in this year’s presidential election – the one most likely to put a presidential candidate past 270 electoral votes and into the White House in 2021. Wisconsin has also taken its turn at the top of the rankings of most-crucial states.

The coronavirus pandemic has now impacted all four quarters of 2020, and seemingly every aspect of life and business. The U.S. economy has been improving since late spring but progress has slowed measurably. With broad fiscal relief now off the table at least in the near-term, the economy will likely end the year in a fizzle.

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We were in the home stretch of painting our farmhouse while every other farmer seemed to be intent on harvest. During the first week of October the roar of nearby combines at work spurred us through those last few days.

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