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Thursday...Temperatures will range from a high of 50 to a low of 27 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 5 and 15 miles per hour from the northwest. Less than 1 tenth inch of rain is possible.
This Afternoon ...Temperatures will range from 48 to 50 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 11 and 15 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 46 to 32 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 9 miles per hour from the northwest. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 31 to 27 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 5 and 9 miles per hour from the northwest. No precipitation is expected.
Friday...Temperatures will range from a high of 51 to a low of 27 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 5 and 12 miles per hour from the eastsoutheast. No precipitation is expected.

Cooperatives request federal action on cover crops on prevented plant acres

June 13, 2013 | 0 comments

Cooperative Network, the trade association representing cooperative businesses, and the four Farm Credit groups serving Wisconsin urged USDA Sec. Tom Vilsack to immediately waive the Nov. 1 date linked to harvesting or grazing cover crops on prevented plant acres.

The request was joined by the CEOs of AgStar Financial Services ACA, Badgerland Financial, Cooperative Network, GreenStone Farm Credit Services, and United FCS.

"As you know, Wisconsin and surrounding states have experienced an unusually wet spring, which has led to many corn acres that will not be planted. While at the same time, livestock farmers are also experiencing a severe shortage of forage due to last year's drought coupled with significant winter kill on alfalfa acres. This situation has left many cattle and dairy farmers with few options but to liquidate or downsize herds," stated the letter.

The group requested Sec. Vilsack's immediate action to lift the Nov. 1 date linked to Risk Management Agency (RMA) and Farm Service Agency (FSA) policies, which would serve as an incentive for all farmers to plant cover crops on prevented acres that will have multiple benefits, ranging from soil and water conservation to providing much needed forage for livestock farmers.

The letter also requested that farmers who plant forage crops on prevented plant acres be allowed to hay and/or graze those acres at any time with no prevented plant payment reduction.

For more information about Cooperative Network, visit www.cooperativenetwork.coop.

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