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Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor
Talking it over: Moving week is here
Farmers to head to harvest
Features from the Farm: Fly control for grazing and organic dairies
U.S. House Agriculture Committee chairman visits Minnesota
NRCS funding available to develop monarch butterfly habitats
July rains provide moisture boost for area crops
September 24, 2013
Keep cover crops until spring to protect fields
ST. PAUL, Minn. — University of Minnesota Extension encourages producers to keep cover crops in place until spring. Early termination of cover crops is often an unnecessary management process that undermines the benefit cover crops can provide and may introduce additional problems....
September 24, 2013 - 8:50am
September 20, 2013
Palmer amaranth confirmed in Iowa: what does it mean for Minnesota?
By Lizabeth Stahl and Jeff Gunsolus ST. PAUL, Minn. — Palmer amaranth, an invasive weed that can bring about crop yield losses exceeding 90 percent, has been reported in western Iowa. What does this mean for growers in Minnesota? Since this weed is not known to be present...
September 20, 2013 - 4:18pm
September 19, 2013
USDA Solicits Additional Bids Under the Feedstock Flexibility Program
WASHINGTON, DC -- The Farm Service Agency (FSA) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced another iteration of the Feedstock Flexibility Program (FFP). These invitations are subsequent to the first series of invitations issued Aug. 15.Congress created FFP in the...
September 19, 2013 - 8:35am
September 18, 2013
Harvest management for drought-stressed corn silage
By Jeff Coulter ST. PAUL, Minn. (9/11/2013)—Proper harvest timing is critical for ensuring corn silage is at the optimum moisture for packing and fermentation. If silage is too dry when harvested, it has lower digestibility because of harder kernels and more lignified stalks....
September 18, 2013 - 9:22am
August 28, 2013
Ask a Farmer: What is the difference between sweet corn and field corn?
Sweet corn. It's almost as American as apple pie. If you're barbecuing with friends and family on a sunny weekend evening in Minnesota, there's a good chance that corn on the cob is part of the menu. Or maybe you're celebrating Thanksgiving with a plump turkey and all the fixings...
August 28, 2013 - 10:05am
August 16, 2013
Extension educator returns to her roots in the pork industry
MORRIS, Minn. -- For Sarah Schieck, a swine educator with the University of Minnesota Extension, returning to work with the pork industry is...
August 16, 2013 - 4:27pm
White named junior member of American Angus Association
Austin White of Morris is a new junior member of the American Angus Association, reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national organization. Junior members of the Association are eligible to register cattle in the American Angus Association, participate in programs conducted by the...
August 16, 2013 - 3:24pm
August 5, 2013
Revised Nitrogen Fertilizer Management Plan Draft Released for Public Comment
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) released a draft revision of the Minnesota’s Nitrogen Fertilizer Management Plan (NFMP) for public comment today. The NFMP is the state’s blueprint for prevention or minimization of the impacts of nitrogen fertilizer...
August 5, 2013 - 3:43pm
House refuses to appoint conferees on farm bill
WASHINGTON — Three Upper Midwest senators have been named conferees on the farm bill. But the House Republican leadership’s refusal to appoint conferees and a plan for the House to vote on a big cut to the food stamp program means prospects for the bill passing this year have...
August 5, 2013 - 10:11am
August 2, 2013
Farmfest, Dakotafest reportedly sold
WILLMAR, Minn. -- The farm shows Farmfest, held annually southeast of Redwood Falls, and Dakotafest, held annually southeast of Mitchell S.D., have reportedly been purchased by the American Farm Bureau Federation. The Cygnus Business Media agriculture group has sold its...
August 2, 2013 - 9:14am
July 25, 2013
Apps help horse owners manage hay cost, horse body weight
ST. PAUL, Minn.—As hay prices soar, new mobile apps developed at University of Minnesota Extension can help horse owners more precisely determine how much hay to purchase and feed their animals. “Horses have evolved from work animals to recreational animals, with many leading...
July 25, 2013 - 9:35am
July 23, 2013
USDA Announces Results for 45th Conservation Reserve Program General Sign-Up
SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Deb Crusoe, State Executive Director for the Minnesota Farm Service Agency (FSA) thas announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will accept 1.7 million acres offered under the 45th Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up that ended in...
July 23, 2013 - 3:12pm
July 5, 2013
WCROC Summer Center Day is July 12
Summer Center Day will be held at the University of Minnesota, West Central Research and Outreach Center on Friday, July 12. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with tours running approximately 90 minutes in length. Tours will run twice, once at 8:00 a.m. and a second time at 10:00...
July 5, 2013 - 5:18pm
June 4, 2013
Cover Crops for Prevented Plant Acres
ST. PAUL, Minn. —T he snowy, rainy spring of 2013 has left many farmers making the decision to put some, or all, of their acres into the prevented plant insurance option. Although cover crops are not a requirement of the prevented plant option, they are still a good idea to help...
June 4, 2013 - 2:13pm
May 28, 2013
Choosing ACRE or DCP: The view in late May
Earlier this month, the choice between the safety net programs – Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program and the Direct and Countercyclical Program (DCP) – seemed to be tilting toward signing up for DCP in 2013. For Minnesota farmers, the tilt toward DCP is even stronger...
May 28, 2013 - 12:43pm