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Farm safety is not always at the top of the worker’s mind, especially when time is of the essence during the most critical times of the year, like planting and harvest. Due to more movement, often longer hours and increased machine operation, these times tend to be the most dangerous.

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Adaptive management is similar to nutrient trading, wherein point sources and non-point sources can team up to cost-effectively trade to achieve pollution reduction goals. In Wisconsin, adaptive management is a phosphorus compliance option offered by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to improve water quality.

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Technology in agriculture is nothing new. The industry has always been innovating, from the development of chemical fertilizers and tractors to the use of animal health tests and vaccines. Digital and technological advancements in the last few years are taking over the industry, making farms more efficient.

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Remember your driver’s license application? On it, there’s a question related to becoming an organ donor upon death. Based on your experience, what percent of people do you think choose to be a donor?

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When Mike and Emily Branagan’s farming partner and mentor, Ted Seaver, passed away, they were told they had big shoes to fill. But one friend gave a little encouragement that has had a long-lasting impression. “They might have big shoes to fill, but Mike’s already got the boots on. He just needs to tie them up.”

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Over the years, I’ve heard just about every reason why a client “needs” to buy the 40 acres next door. Let’s run through a few of them.

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