Updated online tool gives guidance on manure spreading

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By Rachel Rushmann, Producer-Led Grants Program manager,  Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection    There is now a new version of Wisconsin’s Runoff Risk Advisory Forecast (RRAF) that gives farmers a more localized look at the threat of runoff when planning to spread manure.   The runoff forecast, available at manureadvisorysystem.wi.gov, provides maps in 4-kilometer grids that show the short-term runoff risk […]

Save the Bay Farm Field Day Sept. 6

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Who: Congressman Mike Gallagher, producers, processors, cooperatives, agribusiness owners, community leaders, elected officials What: Free Farm Field Day to showcase practices that build soil resiliency and preserve water quality. Congressman Gallagher will also field questions on actions and legislation that impact farmers and the farming community. When & Where: 10:00 – 11:45 a.m. – Tauchen […]

Member survey

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PPF has developed a brief survey to better understand the conservation practices currently being used by members. This survey is open to all farmers on the Door-Kewaunee peninsula, and is required for PPF members. In all cases, information is strictly confidential and any summaries will be provided in aggregate. If you have any questions while completing […]

What are cover crops?

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A cover crop is a crop of a specific plant that is grown primarily for the benefit of the soil and its health. Cover crops are commonly used to suppress weeds, manage soil erosion, help build and improve soil fertility and soil quality, control diseases and pests, maintain leachable nutrients and promote biodiversity. Cover crops […]

PPF expresses ongoing commitment to water quality

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Peninsula Pride Farms submitted the following letter April 9 to the Kewaunee County Land and Water Conservation Committee.  Given the recent county water quality analysis, we want to take the opportunity to provide insights about our ongoing farmer-led watershed conservation efforts. Our culture at Peninsula Pride Farms, now starting its fourth year, is one in […]

‘Own your story’: Farmers can learn from how seafood industry overcame image challenges

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By Lee Reinsch for Peninsula Pride Farms LUXEMBURG, Wis. — Ewell Smith knows what image crises are all about. The former director of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board brought the story of the Louisiana seafood industry’s ruin and resurrection to the Peninsula Pride Farms annual conference on Feb. 13. In a few short […]

News Release: PPF to host conference and annual meeting Feb. 13

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, contact: Jamie Mara, communications Peninsula Pride Farms Phone: (920) 209-3990 | jmara@dairyforward.org   Peninsula Pride Farms to host conference and annual meeting Feb. 13 CASCO, Wis. (Feb. 4, 2019) — Peninsula Pride Farms will hold its conference and annual meeting Feb. 13 at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds in Luxemburg, […]