Racing fans packed State Park Speedway in Rib Mountain Saturday. It was the first day of the racing season and a chance for fans to remember racing icon, Dick Trickle.More >>
Racing fans packed State Park Speedway in Rib Mountain Saturday. It was the first day of the racing season and a chance for fans to remember racing icon, Dick Trickle. People at the track observed a moment of silence for Trickle. He died Thursday in an apparent suicide at the age of 71. Race organizers said the event brought in more than 1,500 fans to watch the season's opening race and to remember Trickle's successful career."More >>
A Wisconsin agriculture expert says beef prices are likely to inch upward this year.
Brenda Boetel is an agricultural economist at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. She says worldwide beef demand is up, while supplies were limited because of last year's drought.
She addressed attendees at an agriculture forum in Madison on Wednesday. She predicted that beef that cost $5 per pound last year might cost 10 to 20 cents more this year.
She notes that many dairy and beef farmers culled their herds last year because the drought sent feed costs soaring. She also points out that demand for beef has increased in developing countries, further limiting the U.S. supply.
However, Boetel says competition with the pork and poultry industries means beef prices can't rise too dramatically.
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