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National Agricultural Statistics Service – Wisconsin

The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) conducts hundreds of surveys every year and prepares reports covering virtually every aspect of U.S. agriculture. Production and supplies of food and fiber, prices paid and received by farmers, farm labor and wages, farm finances, chemical use, and changes in the demographics of U.S. producers are only a […]


Wisconsin Custom Rate Guide 2017

A new version of the Wisconsin Custom Rate Guide was released in March 2018. The Wisconsin Custom Rate Guide 2017 (.pdf) includes data on: manure services land tillage operations planting operations fertilizer and chemical applications haylage harvest operations hay harvest operations hay baling, wrapping, and hauling corn silage harvest operations silage bagging harvesting grain and […]


Growing Industrial Hemp

Growing Industrial Hemp in Wisconsin Visit the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection for information https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/Programs_Services/IndustrialHemp.aspx about how to grow industrial hemp under the pilot research program that was newly authorized by the Wisconsin Legislature. From the DATCP website, you may access links to additional industrial hemp information, and you may register to receive […]

Community garden

Community Gardens in Medford

The purpose of the Community Gardens is to provide a low-cost gardening site for community members to grow vegetables. Gardening season is winding down and current renters should have their beds cleaned out by November 1. If you have garlic or  perennial vegetables, please mark those squares. Those who rented gardens this year should reserve […]


Advance Notice for Beef Preview Show – May 12, 2018

Held in conjunction with the 10th Annual Beef Round-up Date and Location Saturday, May 12, 2018Taylor County Fairgrounds, Intersection of Hwys 13 and 64 in Medford Events $200 Grand Champion Steer & Heifer Awards $100 Reserve Grand Champion Steer & Heifer Awards Jackpot Showmanship/additional prizes throughout the day Pre-register by May 7 $20/1st animal; $10/additional […]