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Poultry owners urged to increase biosecurity efforts

MADISON, Wisconsin – Animal health officials with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection are urging all poultry owners, regardless of size, to increase biosecurity efforts now that two strains of avian influenza have been found in the Mississippi flyway. This comes after a highly pathogenic (H7) strain was found in a Tennessee […]


Veterinary Feed Directive

There is only one thing for certain in our lives:  change.  And if you are a producer  who uses antimicrobial medicated feed for prevention or treatment of disease in livestock, a modification to how you currently purchase this feed is looming on the horizon. In the factsheet Veterinary Feed Directive, UW-Extension Oconto County Agriculture Agent […]


Emerald Ash Borer Found in Manitowoc County; No Change in County’s Quarantine Status

Emerald Ash Borer Found in Manitowoc County; No Change in County’s Quarantine Status Contacts:  Donna Gilson, 608-224-5130, donna.gilson@wi.gov                  Bill Cosh, Communications Director, 608-224-5020, William2.Cosh@wi.gov MADISON – Emerald ash borer has been confirmed for the first time in Manitowoc County, in a private woodlot in the Town of Schleswig. Although EAB had […]


lmpact of Agriculture on Manitowoc County

Agriculture works hard for Manitowoc County every day. Family-owned farms, food processors and agriculture-related businesses generate thousands of jobs and millions of dollars of economic activity while contributing to local income and tax revenues. Manitowoc County is an agricultural powerhouse. The county is home to about 110,000 dairy cattle compared to approximately 81,000 people. Dairy […]


Agriculture Employment Guidelines

Agricultural Employment Guidelines June 2013 Ken Barnett, Extension Educator, Center for Dairy Profitability   I. Summary of Wisconsin Minimum Wage* 1. Minimum Rates – Agricultural employment (Effective 7/24/09) a) Adults – 18 years $7.25/hr b) Minors 17 years of age and under $7.25/hr For State & Federal provisions on opportunity wage, contact Wisconsin Department of […]