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Farmer to Farmer Network

Farmer-to-Farmer Network is a joint effort by Governor Walker and UW-Extension.

"A key concern for many farmers faced with losing their crops, is how they will feed their animals," Governor Walker said. "The Farmer-to-Farmer Network is a way to bring everyone to the table, so the farmers who have the ability to provide feed, know what they need to do, and those who need help, know where to get it."

Under Farmer-to-Farmer, Governor Walker is encouraging farmers in Wisconsin and the region that are less affected by the dry conditions to replant crops and make them available for feed by posting on the UW-Extension website http://farmertofarmer.uwex.edu/. The Farmer-to-Farmer list is free of charge to both buyers and sellers. Users can list or search for hay, alfalfa haylage, corn silage, high moisture corn, corn grain, or other forages. All transactions and negotiations are handled directly between buyers and sellers.

To ensure the feed can be transported, Governor Walker, in cooperation with the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), directed the WisDOT to issue free Agricultural Emergency Permits for increased weight and size.

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ReadyWisconsin is an initiative of Wisconsin Emergency Management designed to educate and empower Wisconsinites to prepare for
and respond to all kinds of emergencies including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks.

Wisconsin Emergency Management
2400 Wright St.
Madison, WI 53704
Phone: 608.242.3232     Fax: 608.242.3247