Cattle, humans both help taint wells in Wisconsin’s Kewaunee County

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Cattle, humans both help taint wells in Wisconsin’s Kewaunee County In a new study of groundwater conditions in dairy farm-intensive Kewaunee County, researchers found higher levels of well contamination from cattle during wet weather events — when manure, rain and melting snow can seep quickly into the ground. But the results also show that cattle in this […]

Scientists: Manure irrigation gets bad rap; health risks low

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Scientists: Manure irrigation gets bad rap; health risks low By MaryBeth Matzek/ Midwest Agricultural Almanac A method many livestock farmers in Wisconsin want to use to more effectively fertilize their crops and reduce the environmental impact is safe, according to researchers who conducted a first-of-its-kind study. “There are so many misconceptions out there regarding manure […]

PPF builds on first year

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Farmer-led conservation group builds on first-year progress CASCO — In less than a year, Peninsula Pride Farms is making major strides toward its vision of clean, safe water along with a successful agricultural community in Kewaunee and southern Door counties. About 100 people attended Peninsula Pride’s initial annual meeting on Jan. 25 at JW’s Place […]

Peninsula Pride Farms awarded Professional Dairy Producers Foundation grant

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Professional Dairy Producers Foundation makes grant decisions for education projects in 2017 The Professional Dairy Producers Foundation (PDPF) board of directors has made its funding decisions for education projects for dairy producers and their communities.   The Foundation is proud to award the following grants: Peninsula Pride Farms Inc.  for a Pathogens in our Environment Program.  […]

Agricultural groups praise Kewaunee farmers on clean-drinking water initiative

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Agricultural groups praise Kewaunee farmers on clean-drinking water initiative GREEN BAY, Wis. (Sept. 7, 2016) — Farm organizations across Wisconsin today applauded the efforts of a farmer-led conservation group to provide clean drinking water for Kewaunee County homeowners who have E. coli in their private wells. Peninsula Pride Farms announced that it has developed a […]