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Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch

October is harvest time in Wisconsin; Alice in Dairyland Zoey Brooks has taken-in cranberries, ginseng and apples to mention a few Wisconsin products.  As part of Farm-to-School Month, she is promoting the Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch this Friday.  Students and others across the state and the Great Lakes region are asked to bite into... Read more »

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Vegetarian and vegan diets can provide enough nutrients

Vegetarian and vegan diets can provide enough nutrients.  Generally, vegetarians don’t eat meat but consume other animal products. Vegans eat no animal products. Andrea Giancolli is a Registered Dietitian with the Beach Cities Health District, says those meat-free diets can supply all nutritional needs if they are carefully planned and adhered to. She says extra considerations... Read more »

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Texas dairy tour

  The Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin hosting a Texas dairy tour in November.  The two-day event will feature Hilmar Cheese Company, Dalhart Jersey Ranch, Avi-Lanche Jerseys, Del Rio Dairy, High Plains Dairy and Dairy Fountain dairy farms.  There are rotary parlors, unique housing and other features on the farms which range from 2,700 to... Read more »

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Pesticide drift rating available

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching a new voluntary Drift Reduction Technology (DRT) program for pesticides.  The goal is to reduce pesticide drift, reducing costs and protecting neighbors.  EPA says up to $640 million is lost each year to pesticide drift. With DRT, manufacturers can test technologies including nozzles, spray shields and drift reduction... Read more »

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CDFA offers drought assistance

The State of California continues to work on ways to save water as they suffer through a fourth year of drought.  The California Department of Food and Agriculture is accepting applications for a second round of State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) funding.  Farmers can get financial assistance to install systems which save water... Read more »

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