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  • AT Item of the Month: Hearing Protection

    “Huh?” “What??” “Come again???” If you find yourself saying these phrases all too often, it may be time to start using hearing protection! In fact, even if you have stellar hearing, it’s important to use hearing protection to keep it that way! Farming can often mean being exposed to loud noises over prolonged periods of…

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  • USDA Announces Conservation Reserve Program General Signup for 2024

    MADISON, Wisconsin, March 5, 2024 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that agricultural producers and private landowners can begin signing up for the general Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) starting March 4 and running through March 29, 2024. This conservation opportunity gives producers tools to conserve wildlife habitat while achieving other conservation benefits, including…

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  • Dairy Producers Can Enroll for 2024 Dairy Margin Coverage Beginning Feb. 28

    Payments to Begin Early March MADISON, Wisconsin, Feb. 27, 2024– Starting Wednesday, dairy producers will be able to enroll for 2024 Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC), an important safety net program offered through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that provides producers with price support to help offset milk and feed price differences. This year’s DMC signup…

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  • Agricultural Producers Have Until March 15 to Enroll in USDA’s Key Commodity Safety Net Programs for the 2024 Crop Year

    Wisconsin Enrollment Currently At 57% of Expected Contracts MADISON, Wisconsin, Feb. 26, 2024 – Agricultural producers who have not yet enrolled in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2024 crop year have until March 15, 2024, to revise elections and sign contracts. Both safety net programs, delivered by…

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  • Apply Today–AgrAbility and Tractor Safety Outreach Program Coordinator

    We’re hiring! The AgrAbility and Tractor Safety Outreach Program Coordinator is a collaborative position with AgrAbility of Wisconsin and UW Extension’s Farm Management Program. This new position is designed to provide outreach and support for programs that promote safety and health for Wisconsin farm businesses. Applications are due by March 14th. For more information or…

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  • AT Item of the Month: Magnetic Wristband

    Happy Valentine’s Day! Giving the gift of assistive technology is a great way to show a farmer that you care about them. This month’s assistive technology item is a magnetic wristband. Magnetic wristbands are an easy way to keep track of small metal tools and parts while working. This can help you avoid bending over…

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  • AgrAbility of Wisconsin and Farmer Veteran Coalition Winter Conference

    Join us at our Winter Conference! The Farmer Veteran Coalition and AgrAbility are excited to offer free seminars, focused on financial resources and information to veteran farmers, beginning veteran farmers, and those working with veteran farmers. Whether you’re planning to expand or interested in fine tuning your financial awareness, there is something for everyone!! Come…

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  • USDA Reopens Signup for Continuous Conservation Reserve Program

    MADISON, Wisconsin, Jan. 16, 2024 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now accepting applications for the Continuous Conservation Reserve Program (Continuous CRP) signup. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) encourages agricultural producers and landowners in Wisconsin who are interested in conservation opportunities for their land in exchange for yearly rental payments to consider the…

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  • AT Item of the Month: Heated Gloves

    It’s snow joke outside! This January we are highlighting heated gloves as the AT Item of the Month! During these freezing temperatures it’s important to protect your body from the cold. Using heated gloves can not only keep your hands warm but increase mobility in cold temps and help keep joint pain at bay. A…

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  • Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Programs Receive 2018 Farm Bill One Year Extension, Farmers Can Now Enroll for the 2024 Crop Year

    MADISON, Dec. 18, 2023 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that agricultural producers can now enroll in the Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2024 crop year. Producers can enroll and make election changes for the 2024 crop year starting Dec. 18, 2023. The…

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