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October 31, 2023

Compact tractors: The perfect tool for the outdoor steward

Far from their humble beginnings as stripped-down utility tractors or beefed-up lawn tractors, compact and sub-compact tractors are thriving today.
What was once a fringe product has been brought to center stage by recreational property ownership and a growing list of implements that allow these small tractors to do even more. Here’s a look at some current sub-compact (under 25 hp) and compact (25 to 35 hp) tractor offerings.

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Christine Thomas: Farmer Dan grows a little John Deere green

“Don’t waste your money,” was the advice of an old friend (you know who you are) who has spent decades in the agribusiness field in central Wisconsin. “I am not putting any in this year.”
I had taken up a seat next to him at the bar in Two Lakes Supper Club, in Almond, Wis. The gentleman in question is a fan of my columns. We were discussing food plots. He said he was not putting them in on his land this year, due to the dry weather. It has been very dry here. We have sandy soil. I often say we are never more than three days from a drought.

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Waushara County dogs-chasing-deer case settled in Wisconsin

Dogs harassing wildlife are difficult cases to make unless the act of dogs chasing wildlife is observed or caught on camera. Local sheriff’s departments often get involved in such cases prior to Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) field wardens being called in.
Ben Mott, now a DNR field warden in Waushara County after a stint in Milwaukee County, said dog-chasing-wildlife situations in his area have been off and on for years.

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Wisconsin’s Coon Creek soil conservation project turns 90

Wisconsin is known as the home of the conservation movement, and it started in 1933 with the nation’s first soil conservation project.
That effort to reduce soil erosion and help landowners manage the land sustainably was celebrated at the 90th anniversary of the Coon Creek Demonstration Project Sept. 9 in Coon Valley. The Coon Creek Watershed Council brought together local citizens and conservationists to acknowledge the combined work of landowners and governmental agencies that established conservation practices to heal the soil, while realizing landowners face even larger challenges today.

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New master plan in Wisconsin includes Devil’s Lake, Hartmann Creek parks

The public has until Thursday, Nov. 2, to weigh in on a master plan for Devil’s Lake and Hartman Creek state parks and more than 60 other Wisconsin state properties.
John Pohlman, a DNR property planner in Madison, is overseeing the process for the Central Sand Hills Regional Master Plan, which also includes the Wild Rose State Fish Hatchery in Wild Rose, the MacKenzie Center near Poynette, and several state natural, fishery, and wildlife areas.

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