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State Cheese Production Up Eight Months in a Row

Wisconsin cheese plants made more product during August when compared to the same month a year earlier. According to the latest dairy product summary from the USDA, the state produced 294 million pounds of cheese in August. That was 5.1 percent more than last year, and 0.8 percent higher than this past July. Nationally, about […]

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Fall Harvest Continues to Run Ahead of Schedule

Another week of warm temperatures and dry weather conditions during the past week helped farmers make good progress with their harvest and other fieldwork last week. The latest crop/progress summary from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture noted that most districts were reporting better than average progress for early October, but that fields are getting dry. […]

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Wisconsin DNR Announces Wolf Quota

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources announced that the statewide quota for the upcoming fall wolf season has been set at just 130 wolves. That’s despite the fact that the state’s natural resources board approved a higher limit of 300 animals at its August meeting. According to a press release sent by the agency on […]

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How to Help Your Student Face Another Pandemic School Year

Here are some practical tips and questions to ask your elementary, middle, or high school student. BY: Lindssey Antin, Maryam Abdullah | SEPTEMBER 15, 2021 Full Article: How to Help Your Student Face Another Pandemic School Year A year and a half is a very long time for a child. For much of the COVID-19 pandemic, […]

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Six Ways to Deal With Parental Burnout

A year and a half into the pandemic, exhausted parents need healing. A mother explains how parents can move beyond burnout. By Kendra Wilde – September 3, 2021 Over 10 years ago, I experienced some mysterious symptoms doctors couldn’t easily explain. Sharp back pain, ringing ears, heart palpitations, and digestive issues didn’t add up. I […]

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How to Deal with Japanese Beetles

Managing Japanese Beetle Adults & Grubs While Minimizing Impacts on Pollinators Established in Wisconsin in the 1990s, the Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) is a voracious defoliator of many landscape and garden plants. Roses, birches, lindens, grapes, raspberries, Norway maples, beans, apples, plums, crabapples, elms, beech, asparagus, and rhubarb are some of its favorite plant species. Typically, Japanese […]

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