Jennie-O Turkey loses employee, six barns to WI tornado

· May 18, 2017

A tornado that touched down near Chetek, Wisconsin took the life of a longtime Jennie-O Turkey Store employee and damaged six turkey barns. Forty-five-year-old Eric Gavin was at home getting ready for his job at the factory when the storm hit a northwestern Wisconsin mobile home park. More than two dozen individuals were injured in […]

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Browns Farm: Before and after Arkansas flood

· May 10, 2017

Over the weekend, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue took a first-hand look at the damage to agriculture and rural communities in Arkansas caused by recent flooding. Governor Asa Hutchinson said the flood has cost the state $21 million, however total damage costs were expected to grow as that figure didn’t even include losses for farmers. After […]

Lightning bolt kills Colorado woman, horse

· May 8, 2017

Our hearts go out to these families from Douglas County, Colorado, after a woman and her horse were killed and a teenager was seriously injured from lightning Sunday afternoon. According to KRDO NewsChannel 13, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office reported a 37-year-old woman and the horse she was riding died on scene. A 15-year-old girl, […]

Colorado snowstorm took thousands of cattle, crop acres

· May 4, 2017

It could be up to three weeks for the snow to melt and to know for sure, but the Colorado Farm Bureau estimates last weekend’s spring snowstorm in Southeast Colorado took the lives of thousands of cattle and destroyed hundreds of thousands of acres of crops. In response, the CFB has activated its Disaster Relief […]

SDSU: Is your generator ready for extreme winter weather?

· January 6, 2017

During this year’s holiday season, many residents across the Northern Plains were reminded how quickly extreme winter weather challenges can take away the power and why a quality generator is a must for every farm. “Although we are not able to control the weather, there are things we can do to be prepared when we […]

Shade Haven provides relief to cattle on the go

· January 5, 2017

Livestock producers with smaller size herds will be able to keep their cattle cooler more affordably this summer with the newest mobile shade model, the SH500, from the Shade Haven company. The Viroqua, Wisconsin company  is the world’s leader in innovative mobile shade structures for agricultural and commercial applications. The Shade Haven company first introduced […]

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Winter Solstice more than the shortest day of the year

· December 21, 2016

Happy Winter Solstice! Besides being the day with the fewest hours of sunlight during the whole year, there are a few other facts to the first day of winter. According to the Farmers Almanac, the solstice is the beginning of astronomical winter. Astronomical seasons are based on the position of the Earth in relation to the […]

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