Co-op News > June 2020 >Agricultural

June Crop Production Tips

Jun 04, 2020

Planting season is almost complete in Wisconsin. Here are a few crop production tips to remember this June.

Certain Dicamba Product Use Appealed

Jun 04, 2020

Late last night the US Court of Appeals overturned the EPA’s approval for the use of certain dicamba products including Engenia, FeXapan and XtendiMax. The ruling effectively makes it illegal for farmers to continue to use the product.  

Coronavirus Financial Aid

Jun 03, 2020

USDA is accepting applications for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program now through August 28, 2020.

PPP - Small Business Programs

Herds & Overcrowding

Jun 03, 2020

Over the past 60 days I have heard rumblings of dairy farms selling cows in attempts to reduce their milk production, only to see their bulk tanks not budge an inch. As a nutritionist traveling the countryside, it is not often a question of “if” herds are overcrowding, but more so “how much.” There is a fine line between the two, and every herd’s line is different. If we want to ride closer to the overcrowding line, here are five steps that can help in successfully doing so.    

2020-2021 Propane Contracts

Jun 02, 2020

I hope you all are finding reasons to get outside and enjoy yourselves. We saw some great weather this spring. It’s amazing how quickly our farmer patrons were able to get their seeds in the ground this year compared to last year. In talking to a few farmers, some of them had their planting completed this year before they even started planting last year. Great job. 

Do It Best Green House

From the Manager's Desk

Jun 01, 2020

Again, this year, I had the pleasure of stopping at several of our member’s farms, homes, and businesses to drop off equity redemption checks. While it was much different this year--appropriate distancing, meeting outdoors, and no handshakes—it was still very enjoyable. Part of the thrill was just driving somewhere other than the office and back home for the first time in nearly two months. The opportunity to stop and visit some members I’ve never had the chance to meet, or to catch up with some I haven’t seen in quite some time, was extra special this year given how long we’ve all been cooped up. Even more rewarding is handing them an unexpected check for the eligible redemption equity they have in the cooperative. Each of the members I had the pleasure of visiting this year seemed quite surprised to be receiving their old eligible redemption equity. Several commented that they never expected to see the equity returned.

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