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Join Pam Jahnke for the latest farm news. Heard daily on WOZN 96.7 FM and 1670 AM in Madison Wisconsin from 5-6am. Also heard on affiliate stations all over Wisconsin.

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Join Pam Jahnke for the latest farm news. Heard daily on WOZN 96.7 FM and 1670 AM in Madison Wisconsin from 5-6am. Also heard on affiliate stations all over Wisconsin.

    With This Weather - Calorie Count Goes Up

    With This Weather - Calorie Count Goes Up

    Wisconsin's weather is nothing to fool around with when it comes to care of livestock.  Aaron Zimmerman talks to UW-Extension Agent, Bill Halfman, about the increased calorie consumption farmers have to factor in for animals just because of the harsh weather.

    Pam Jahnke talks to Ashley Huhn from the Steffes Group about the huge social media traffic they've witnessed by farmers searching for good used equipment.

    Ardell Quam is retiring from the WI Beef Council.  Pam talks to her for this installment of Checkoff Chat, brought to you by the WI Beef Council.

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    • 50 min
    Keep An Eye On Russia/Ukraine

    Keep An Eye On Russia/Ukraine

    There will be a new face in the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction by the end of the month.  Sally Ladsten, current Sauk Prairie teacher, will assume duties as the state FFA advisor at DPI.  Stephanie Hoff talks with Sally about her background and what she expects in the position.

    The state of Wisconsin is building a nontraditional workforce through the Bureau of Correctional Enterprises.  In Waupun, inmates are learning new skills taking care of calves, cleaning alleyways and milking cows.  She talks to inmate Sherman.

    John Hineberg, market advisor with Total Farm Marketing, explains market ramifications on the current unrest between Russia, Ukraine and the U.S.

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    • 50 min
    Ixonia Couple Named OYF Winners

    Ixonia Couple Named OYF Winners

    Chippewa Valley Bean in Menomonie helped celebrate National Bean Day.  Jill Welke talks with Charles Wachsmuth of Chippewa Valley Bean about their operation.

    Wisconsin selected their 68th annual Outstanding Young Farmer winners over the weekend.  Congratulations to Kyle and Rachel Zwieg of Ixonia.

    Stephanie Hoff visits with Brody Stapel, re-elected president of Edge Dairy Cooperative.  They're focused on Federal Milk Order reform as a major agenda item for 2022.

    Pam Jahnke visits with Dr. Shawn Conley, UW-Extension Soybean Specialist, about the upcoming corn/soy expo and engagement with farms as they collect data on their crops.

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    • 50 min
    Machinery Availability Continues To Struggle

    Machinery Availability Continues To Struggle

    The Wisconsin Meat Caucus got a pleasant surprise when WI Governor, Tony Evers, announced he was committing $5 million of state funds to generating new talent for the meat processing industry.  Pam Jahnke talks with Kevin Ladwig of Johnsonville Sausage, one of the members of the Meat Caucus, about how those funds could be used, but also about how money alone won't solve their issues.

    Bitterly cold weather in Wisconsin makes everything more difficult on the farm.  Making sure machinery is functional is a full-time job.  Unfortunately, available equipment and parts are in short supply because of market disruptions.  Aaron Zimmerman gets a farm machinery update from Brad Klahn, a local John Deere service manager.

    Given the weather, Wisconsin farms and agribusinesses are using a lot of energy to keep things rolling and animals comfortable.  Pam Jahnke talks to Saurabh Betawadkar, Energy Advisor, with the Focus On Energy program update.  What new incentives are available in 2022.

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    • 50 min
    Inmate Plans For Cheese Processing Career

    Inmate Plans For Cheese Processing Career

    Processing milk into the foods and beverages many enjoy can be anyone’s dream. Christopher hails from a farming family in Kaukauna. After the farm was sold about five years ago, Christopher worked construction. Today, he’s been working for about a year at Waupun Dairy. Upon release, Christopher aims to work for a major Wisconsin cheese processor.

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    • 6 min
    Waupun Dairy Braves Pandemic Hurdles

    Waupun Dairy Braves Pandemic Hurdles

    Waupun Dairy supervisor Kory Fietz says the pandemic has been a continuous challenge for the plant – like most dairy processors in Wisconsin – as it impacts the supply chain of ingredients and packaging. Outbreaks in the correctional facility and the dairy plant have also created tight labor supply. 

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Decent podcast, could be much better.

Used to really love listening to this podcast unfortunately in the last several months it seems all they talk about is covid 19 and making people feel guilty about not getting a vaccine. We come to listen to the farm report not the politics report. Getting a vaccine is a PERSONAL choice.

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