Category Archives: Ag News

Schaefer named 75th Alice in Dairyland

Schaefer named 75th Alice in Dairyland

Wisconsin’s 75th Alice in Dairyland is Taylor Schaefer.  Schaefer was selected Saturday during the Alice in Dairyland Finals hosted by Dane County in Madison.  Schaefer tells Brownfield while growing up on a Racine county farm and showing animals at the fair, she looked up to Alice in Dairyland. “As a young exhibitor I really did…read more

Wisconsin to select new Alice in Dairyland Saturday

Wisconsin to select new Alice in Dairyland Saturday

PHOTO: Alice in Dairyland Finalists L-R Charitee Seebecker, Amber Cafferty, Amelia Hayden, 74th Alice in Dairyland Julia Nunes, Taylor Schaefer, Samantha Schuessler, Courtney Moser Wisconsin will have a new Alice in Dairyland Saturday night as the 75th Alice is selected in Dane County. Jill Makovec Wisconsin’s 60th Alice Jill Makovec serves on the Dane County committee…read more

Dairy research to increase exports helped during pandemic

Dairy research to increase exports helped during pandemic

Dairy research that was developed to increase exports became very useful during the COVID pandemic. Dr. John Lucey is the Director of the University of Wisconsin’s Center for Dairy Research.  He tells Brownfield there has been a focus on extending the shelf life of cheeses to allow U.S. cheesemakers to move more products overseas without…read more

Farmer says investing in planter upgrades will pay off

Farmer says investing in planter upgrades will pay off

A Wisconsin farmer says upgrading the technology on his planter will pay off.  Ben Augustine has a dairy herd and grows about 15-hundred acres of corn for grain and silage and another 500 acres of soybeans. He tells Brownfield, “If there’s one tool on your farm that’s going to make you money, or make-or-break you is…read more

Planters are rolling in northern Wisconsin

Planters are rolling in northern Wisconsin

A northern Wisconsin farmer says he was able to start planting corn Tuesday.  Ben Augustine tells Brownfield that along with his alfalfa, he grows around 14-hundred acres of corn for grain and about 500 acres of soybeans near Sheldon in Rusk County. Augustine says he and his neighbors are all in the field now. “A…read more

New legislation attempts to remove wolves from Endangered Species List

New legislation attempts to remove wolves from Endangered Species List

Thirteen members of Congress have introduced legislation aimed at removing the gray wolf from the Endangered Species List permanently. Wisconsin Congressman Tom Tiffany and Colorado Congresswoman Lauren Boebert introduced the Trust the Science Act Tuesday, which simply requires the Secretary of the Interior to re-issue the November 2020 final rule removing the gray wolf from…read more

Farm safety education group going strong after 25 years

Farm safety education group going strong after 25 years

A farm safety expert says fewer children have been injured on farms in the last 25 years, but more prevention and education are still needed. Barb Lee is the founder and director of the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety, which along with the National Farm Medicine Center is supported by…read more

Dealer says most fertilizer challenges are with specialty products

Dealer says most fertilizer challenges are with specialty products

A central Wisconsin fertilizer dealer says most products have been available in time for planting season. Tony Grapsas Tony Grapsas with JayMar in Plover, Wisconsin tells Brownfield slow starts for planting in other states have helped with product availability. “Because the ‘I’ states were light, it hasn’t been too bad on N, P, and K,…read more

Wisconsin farmers describe planting progress

Wisconsin farmers describe planting progress

More Wisconsin farmers are getting fieldwork done after a week of mostly-good weather. Amy Penterman and her husband Sander operate Dutch Dairy near Thorp in Clark County.  She tells Brownfield a lot of corn went in last week. “We are very fortunate at our farm. Ten minutes before the rains came through, our custom planter…read more

Wisconsin Soybean Program gets help during director search

Wisconsin Soybean Program gets help during director search

A board member says the Wisconsin Soybean Program has brought in some interim help after the passing of Executive Director Robert Karls. Tony Mellenthin tells Brownfield there is a transition team in place now. “A group out of Minnesota that’s going to help facilitate us in the interim, Ag Management Solutions, they work with various…read more