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WI FARM SUPPORT PROGRAM – APPLY TODAY

Jun 16, 2020

From the WI Department of Revenue, the Farm Support Program will be providing direct payments to farmers that suffered economic damages in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on gross farm income from 2019, the minimum payment is $1,000 and the maximum amount is $3,500. While not a large payment, the online application should be relatively quick to complete with funds expected to be issued on July 15th.

WI DATCP Guidance on Dicamba

Jun 12, 2020

The following guidance was issued by WI DATCP regarding the use of certain Dicamba products. If you were in possession of any of these herbicides as of June 3, 2020, you can continue to apply these products consistent with the label until July 31, 2020.​You cannot distribute or sell these herbicides as of June 8, 2020. This includes unfulfilled deliveries. If you purchased these products but did not take delivery prior to June 3, 2020, you will no longer be able to take delivery of these products. You must return any unused or unsold product through the proper channels through whom the product was purchased

Dicamba Update

Jun 08, 2020

In response to the recent federal appeals court ruling regarding the use of certain dicamba products, the WI DATCP announced late on Friday that the court’s decision to remove the registration for several herbicides will not immediately impact Wisconsin soybean producers.

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.

Coronavirus Financial Aid

May 21, 2020

Nearly daily there is new information released for grants, low interest loans, and other government assistance programs related to Covid-19 financial aid and direct producer payments.

Webinar for Producers on Applying for CFAP Payments

May 13, 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) and Farm Service Agency (FSA) will host a webinar on Thursday, May 14, 2020, at 1 p.m. ET, for farmers, ranchers and other producers interested in applying for direct payments through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP).

New Eligibility Notice for EIDL

May 12, 2020

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the US Small Business Administration (SBA) recently put out a notice for New Eligibility for Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Advance (EIDL). A few highlights from the SBA website...

New growth after frost damage in corn

Freezing Temps and Crop Damage

May 08, 2020

Temperatures are projected to drop into the 20’s and questions are arising whether alfalfa, corn, and soybeans will be killed. Frost and cold weather conditions can be extremely variable throughout a geography and from micro-environment with-in field conditions. Frost injury occurring at or below 32°F has different outcomes from lethal freezes which are more likely to negatively impact plants when temperatures are at 28°F for more than four hours.

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