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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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Research is often taken for granted but it’s critical to the decisions farmers make, says Katie Roth, who farms with her husband, T.J. Roth, and their business partners John and LuAnn Shea at Banner Ridge Farms near Platteville, Wisconsin. That’s why support of the University of Wisconsin-Dairy Innovation Hub is important.

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U.S. farmer sentiment weakened following the November 2020 elections. The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer decreased 16 points from a month earlier, to a reading of 167. Although this month’s reading was almost equal to the pre-pandemic number set back in February, it was 9 percent less than the sentiment reading taken just two weeks prior to the 2020 elections.

As of Nov. 27 there are a few lingering fields of corn still standing in the area. After a few days of rain before Thanksgiving, it will be a little bit until those fields are dry enough to finish. We have continued to work on the list of projects that accumulated during the course of the year. It’s nice to clear off the workbench of stockpiled parts for various projects. We’ve also been selling some hay in the form of small squares, large squares and round bales.

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OPINION  A bitter election season is ending; the shape of the Biden Administration and Congress is becoming clear. Just as clear is another political reality – Washington next year will be, if anything, more divided than it was before. 

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Federal agencies regulate genetically modified organisms to ensure they’re safe for human, plant and animal health. A majority of scientific organizations have said genetically modified organisms are safe. Other groups such as the Non-GMO Project are skeptical, citing the scarcity of independent long-term-feeding studies. And several countries have restricted or prohibited genetically modified food.

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The last of standing cornfields was taken off in the past two weeks. With the harvest being finished the focus has turned to fall tillage, soil sampling and fertilizer spreading.

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The grass waterways and berms people see in fields and ditches when driving through farm country have a purpose. Such conservation practices are proving to be valuable in the Kinnickinnic, Rush and Willow river watersheds in western Wisconsin.

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November’s new moon brought a mix of drizzle and snow. Parts of Wisconsin’s Lake Superior shore were still abnormally dry so the moisture was welcome. Between grey days sun rained down. Opening day of gun deer season on Nov. 21 was sunny and mild; the deer cooperated for some hunters. Seasonable temperatures had everyone wondering when the first serious snow would come. In 2019 more than 3 feet were recorded in some places from mid-November to Dec. 2.

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My recent column about the Highland School in Jackson County, Wisconsin, and other one-room schoolhouses brought back memories for many readers.

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John and Melissa Eron of Stevens Point, Wisconsin, recently earned the 2020 Wisconsin Leopold Conservation Award. Given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the award recognizes farmers and foresters who inspire others with their dedication to land, water and wildlife habitat management on private working land.

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RIVER FALLS, Wis. – Opportunity is all around us but is sometimes difficult to see. Like the old adage of missing the forest for the trees, we often overlook a good thing right underfoot.

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