Avian Flu and What it Means to You

With the first positive case of Avian Flu in Wisconsin reported in Jefferson County by the news it is important to remember that the strain found, H5N2, is not contagious to people.  This appears to be an isolated case and state health officials, industry partners and the USDA have acted quickly to quarantine the flock and isolate then eliminate […]

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2016 Updated Implements of Husbandry Information and Rock County permit application

For the most recent information with regards to Implements of Husbandry and Permitting Requirements please see http://fyi.uwex.edu/ioh/ The Rock County Public Works Department website is where you will find printable application forms and maps of county road classifications http://www.co.rock.wi.us/highway-forms For further assistance please contact Nick Baker – UW Extension Agriculture Agent, 608-757-5698 or nick.baker@ces.uwex.edu

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2014 Farm Bill PowerPoint Presentation from Farm Bill Meetings

Farm Bill 2014 Green and Rock County Presentation If you have attended a Meeting on the 2014 Farm Bill and wanted to review the presentation or if you haven’t attended and wanted more information feel free to click on the above link to open the informative PowerPoint that has deadlines and examples of the options […]

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Fall Harvest Weight Limits and Exemptions for Commercial and Farm Vehicles

Is it a commercial motor vehicle or an agricultural commercial motor vehicle? That has been a hard question to make clear when discussing Act 377 and the new definition of an agricultural commercial motor vehicle (Ag CMV).  Now the fall harvest exemption applies and adds to the different weight allowance provided to agriculture. I wanted […]

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Timing Corn Silage Harvest

Corn must be ensiled at the proper moisture to get fermentation for preservation. But, determining when to harvest corn at the right whole plant moisture is difficult. Each storage structure properly ensiles at slightly different moisture optimums. Harvesting corn too wet for the storage structure will result in reduced yield, souring and seepage of the […]

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