Farmer-led watershed groups pick up steam

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No one knows the struggles, hardships and challenges that crop up daily on the farm better than farmers. That’s why the number of farmer-led watershed conservation groups in the state is growing. They share a common goal — to protect the precious soil and water in the Badger State for their communities, themselves and future […]

Looking to 2019 with optimism

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Greetings once again! It is time to wrap up another year. For those of us involved in agriculture, 2018 had a few bumps in the road. Being optimists in general, most of us are looking to 2019 as being an upgrade from what we just went through. In many ways Peninsula Pride Farms can help […]

Ewell Smith

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Ewell Smith serves as an independent consultant and as the Executive Director of the Carolina Loggers Association. Leveraging prior crisis experiences, Ewell created Logs For The Cause to aid first responders and veterans impacted by Hurricane Florence.  Prior to CLA, Ewell was Executive Director starting the Gulf Seafood Institute which is now the to go-to source […]

PPF statement on NR 151 manure rules, set to take effect July 1

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This week, the state Department of Natural Resources announced that revisions to manure-management rules (NR 151) in parts of eastern Wisconsin, including Door and Kewaunee counties, will take effect July 1. As a conservation-driven and community-minded organization, Peninsula Pride Farms understands the value of targeted rules that address water quality in the most sensitive areas. […]

No-till planting, cover crops: ‘Twin pillars of soil health’

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By MaryBeth Matzek, for Peninsula Farmer Innovative planting techniques, such as cover crops and no-till methods, have something important in common: They improve soil health. “Farmers who manage for soil health understand that the soil is a living ecosystem,” said Zach Sutter, nutrient management planning specialist with Rio Creek Feed Mill. “In order for that […]