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Implements of Husbandry and Agricultural Commercial Vehicles News

A new interactive map from DATCP allows users to check what regulations apply to travel by farm vehicles and equipment on federal, state, county, and local roads. This tool may be especially useful for those who use roads in neighboring counties. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has an overview of the regulations that apply. The […]

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Growing Soybeans?

If you grow soybeans, UW-Extension has a new website,, dedicated to soybean research and information for growers. The site also includes information about small grains: barley, oat, and wheat. The site is sponsored by the Wisconsin Soybean Extension Program and the Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board. One report on the site that may be of […]

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Pricing Hay? Try the New UW-Extension App

May 18, 2015 Contact: Greg Blonde, UW-Extension Waupaca County, 715-258-6230 or Waupaca, Wis. – It’s that time of the year when fresh mowed hay fills the air across Wisconsin, which also means many farmers and rural neighbors will be negotiating the sale of standing hay. An estimated 2.5 million acres of dry hay and […]


Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) Information

Recent outbreaks of avian influenza on Midwest poultry farms have raised many questions. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has provided several fact sheets on the Avian Influenza Information Resources page of their website. Lisa Olson-McDonald, West Central Regional Director of Wisconsin Emergency Management, has recommended these two fact sheets in […]

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Food Pantries and Other Food Resources in Taylor County

Many people may have times in their lives when they need assistance in getting enough food to feed their families or themselves. Food pantries are found throughout Taylor County, and other food assistance is also available. For a list of food pantry locations and hours and information about other food assistance, visit our Nutrition Education […]

Taylor County Ag: Value and Impact 2014

Updated for 2014 – Taylor County Ag: Value & Economic Impact

Do you know? Agriculture provides 4,307 jobs for Taylor County residents, almost 37% of the county’s workforce. Agriculture contributes $288 million to the county’s total income. Agriculture generates $972.5 million in economic activity in Taylor County. On-farm milk production and milk sales account for $88 million and processing into dairy products another $556.2 million. Local […]