The price of all milk in April hit $ 18.80


CITY OF CALUMET

No one was injured in the FDL Co. barn fire.

Eight fire departments responded to a barn fire in Fond du Lac County over Memorial Day weekend. According to the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office, the Communications Center received a 911 call regarding a barn fire at W247 Kiel Road in Calumet Township.

The authorities reported that the fire was contained at the level of the foundations of the barn. Various wooden objects inside were destroyed. No people or livestock were injured. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

EDEN, WI

Former Packer joins forces with DFW

LeRoy Butler teams up with Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin to share what he learned while visiting dairy farms in Wisconsin. Through social media throughout the year, Butler will share posts to help better educate consumers about dairy farming, DFW said on its Facebook page.

DFW took Butler to visit two dairy farms in Wisconsin. Kurt and Sarah Loehrs’ Forest Ridge Holsteins near Eden and Chris Bonlender’s Joe and Clover Hill Dairy outside Campbellsport to get answers to questions Butler sees or hears through his social media or media appearances. He has over 500,000 social media followers and exposing consumers to dairy through Butler’s social media will allow us to continue telling the dairy story to a diverse audience who share their love for food, football. and the family.

MADISON, WI

The price of all milk in April hits $ 18.80

The USDA reported that the Wisconsin milk price for April 2021 was $ 18.80 per cwt. The price reflects an increase of $ 1.30 from last month and $ 4.50 more than in April 2020.

The national price for all milk for April was $ 18.40 per cwt, an increase of $ 1.00 from last month’s price and 40 cents below the Wisconsin price. Of the 24 major milk-producing states, South Dakota saw the largest price increase, rising from $ 1.50 to $ 20.70 per cwt.

NEOSHO, WI

The Forage Councils will hold Twilight mtg. June 16

The Dodge County Forage Council will host their Summer Twilight meeting at 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16 at Gault Valley Farms, LLC., Neosho.

The third generation dairy farm cultivates 650 acres of corn, soybeans, alfalfa and wheat, which are used to feed the herd of 315 Holstein cows and 250 young animals. They are currently milking 275 cows in 5 Lely robots which were installed in 2019.

Rye and triticale are cut in half for additional forage. They started no-till farming in 2006 and experimented with cover crops in 2011. In addition, they run a tailor-made forage and grain harvesting business in cooperation with neighboring farms.

Keynote speaker Chad Staudinger of Dairyland Seed Company will focus on “Alfalfa from A to Z” during the 7:15 pm program There will be informal farm and soil pit tours starting at 6:15 pm.

The program is open to all interested producers and members of the Forage Council. For more information or to register, contact the Dodge Extension County office at (920) 386-3790.

MADISON, WI

Nunes begins her 2nd term as Alice in Dairy Country

Julia Nunes of Chippewa Falls began her tenure as the 74th Alice in Dairyland, making her the first Alice to serve two consecutive terms in the history of the program. Nunes began serving as the 73rd Alice on July 6, 2020. Her tenure as the 74th Alice will end on July 15, 2022.

In her first year as Alice, Nunes wrote over 100 articles, conducted over 232 TV and radio interviews, and engaged thousands of people on social media through 1,140 posts. Amid the significant challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, she worked to continue educating Wisconsinians about farming by hosting live events on Facebook and Zoom that showcased Wisconsin farms and agricultural products.

Nominations for the 75th Alice in Dairyland will be available on January 5, 2022. The 75th Alice in Dairyland Final will take place from May 19 to 21, 2022. After being selected at the conclusion of the final, the 75th Alice in Dairyland will begin her term. July 5, 2022.

MADISON, WI

MNR presents findings from Central Sands Lakes study

The Wisconsin DNR submitted the Central Sands Lakes Study Final Report and Recommendations to the Wisconsin Legislature, advising a management framework for addressing affected water resources in the Central Sands area.

Over the past three years, MNR and its partners have assessed and modeled the impacts of groundwater withdrawals from large-capacity wells at Pleasant, Long and Plainfield lakes in Waushara County, as required by law. ‘State.

The Central Sands Lakes multidisciplinary study valued at $ 887,000 involved the collaboration of more than 30 state and federal scientists and policy experts.

MNR recommends that the Legislature consider forming a management cadre across the Central Sands area to encourage and assist landowners in finding collaborative solutions to water quantity issues.

PRAIRIE DU SAC, WI

Culver Thank You Balls Raises $ 159,480

Culver’s 2021 Thank You Balls raised a record $ 159,480, far exceeding last year’s total of $ 144,975!

The one-day fundraiser took place Thursday, May 6 at nearly 800 restaurants in Culver. Culver guests were able to order a scoop of Fresh Frozen Custard for $ 1, and the proceeds were donated to an FFA chapter or other local farm organization in each restaurant’s area.

This year’s Scoops of Thanks Day fundraiser featured a special flavor of the day, Mooey Gooey Twist. The flavor name paid homage to the dairy farmers – and their cows – who make serving fresh frozen custard possible.

Scoops of Thanks Day began as an annual fundraiser in 2015 and has since raised a total of over $ 650,000, according to a press release. The special day is part of the Culver Farmers Thank You Project, which supports agricultural education programs that teach smart agriculture.

WASHINGTON DC

USDA predicts record agricultural exports for fiscal year 2021

USDA’s quarterly agricultural trade forecast projects U.S. agricultural exports for fiscal 2021 at $ 164 billion, the highest total on record. This is an increase of $ 28 billion, or 21%, from the previous year’s total, and an increase of $ 7 billion from the USDA’s previous forecast for fiscal 2021 released in February. The annual export record of $ 152.3 billion was set in fiscal 2014.

The main drivers of the export surge include record prospects for China, record export volumes and values ​​for a number of key products, significantly higher raw material prices and reduced foreign competition.

China is on track to once again become America’s top customer, with US exports forecast at $ 35 billion, eclipsing the previous record of $ 29.6 billion set in fiscal 2014. That growth is driven by Chinese demand for soybeans and corn. The other major markets, in order, are Canada, Mexico, Japan, the European Union and South Korea, with demand remaining strong across the board.

The USDA predicts that total exports of bulk products and meat will reach record levels in volume and value in fiscal year 2021.

ST. LOUIS, MO

New Airly Brand Launches First-Ever Climate-Friendly Snack

New company Airly Foods has launched Airly ™ Oat Clouds ™, oat and grain-based crackers, touted as the first climate-friendly snack developed to remove greenhouse gases from the air.

According to a report by PR Newswire, the company claims that each can sold removes between 18 and 21g of CO2 from the air, thanks to access to its ingredients from zero-CO2 farms. Airly also purchases carbon credits to offset any footprints of its minimally transformed production and transportation system.

WASHINGTON DC

Truck prices skyrocket and no immediate relief expected

Production truck rates are up 70% or more from a year ago, and industry sources don’t think relief is coming anytime soon, Farm Journal’s The Packer reported.

In the US Department of Agriculture’s May 4 Fruit and Vegetable Truck Rate Report, truck shortages were reported in Nogales, Arizona; all districts of California, Colorado, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina and central Washington.

Prices for refrigerated trucks traveling between Southern California and Chicago range from $ 7,500 to $ 8,600, compared to $ 3,800 to $ 4,700 a year ago, according to a USDA report.

Walt Dasher, COO of G&R Farms, based in Glennville, Ga., A year-round sweet onion grower, packer and shipper believes this challenge stems from several effects of the COVID-19 pandemic: programs government stimulus to keep employees at home, struggling owner-operators retire or take out buyouts, and higher aggregate retail demand.

NASHVILLE, TN

Tennessee may have received infested boxwood

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is warning residents that the state may have received boxwood plants infested with boxwood moth in the past year.

Left unchecked, the moth can defoliate and potentially kill boxwood plants. The department said it was told last week that boxwood shipped to a distribution center in Memphis from Ontario, Canada, between August and April, may have been infested with moths.

Traps were placed in western Tennessee and other high-risk areas after the moth was detected in Canada last year, the Associated Press reported. No boxwood moths have been detected since.

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