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UW Resources and Helpful Tools to Accurately Complete CFAP Payment Applications

The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) authorizes direct payments to farmers in response to market disruptions from the coronavirus pandemic. Crop production in 2019 and unpriced crop inventories for corn, soybeans, oats, and sorghum on January 15, 2020 are eligible. Corn, soybean, and oat crops harvested as silage are also eligible for payments after they […]

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2020 Scissors Clip Results

2020 SCISSORS CLIP RESULTS Alfalfa samples will be collected on Mondays and Thursdays and analyzed with results posted on Tuesday and Fridays on the Scissors Clip Hotline (920)-832-4769 and updated in the table below. More information from around the state can be found at  https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/scissorsclip/. Date Farm Height/Maturity Level PEAQ/Lab Result 5-14-20 Sugar Creek Farm – […]

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Small Business Association to Begin Accepting Loan Applications

The Small Business Administration (SBA) was given direction in the CARES Act to modify their loan program for economic injury disaster loans (EIDL) to offer loans of up to $2 million and emergency grants of up to $10,000 for businesses affected by COVID-19. However, the first round of EIDL funding for COVID-19 did not allow […]

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Heart of the Farm Presents Online Conference

The Heart of the Farm-Women in Agriculture Conference series is an Extension program that addresses the needs of farm women by providing education on farm business topics, connecting them with agricultural resources and creating support networks. The keynote speaker for the ‘Coffee Chats’ series is Jess Peters from Spruce Row Farm in Meadville, PA. Jess […]

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COVID-19 Resources

We are dedicated to continuing to provide you with reliable, relevant information during this challenging time. Below are links to COVID-19 resources. We will continue to update this page as resources become available.   FAMILIES People around Wisconsin face challenges in getting the food they need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Safety concerns make it challenging […]

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Sorghum-Sudangrass and Frost

When livestock ingest plant regrowth following a frost or drought, they are most susceptible as this represents the highest risk for poisoning to occur. Death can occur quickly as prussic acid is very fast acting. So, what can you do?

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DATCP, DWD Connect the Dots With Job Training for Wisconsin Farmers

On September 19, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary-designee Caleb Frostman addressed a meeting of the Board of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP). During the meeting, Frostman announced that DATCP and DWD have revived joint efforts to assist farmers in need of job training. “Wisconsin farmers contribute greatly to […]

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