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Two year old school bus is giving the school board headaches
Compost site is open
Talking it over
Tigers prepare for back-to-back section title runs
Owls eliminated by B-E Chargers in Section 4-9 man
Prep Volleyball: Updated postseason pairings
Prep Football: Semifinal pairings
UMM defeats CSS for first time since 2008 (with video)
David O. Johnson
Robert "Punk" DeGier
Gary Eugene Ritzschke
Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor
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
May 28, 2013
Price of beef, other meats continues to climb
Beefing up could mean meat eaters will have to open up their wallets a little wider this summer, as the price of beef and other meats continues to climb. “Beef prices have been high this year at all levels,” said William Hahn, an economist with the animal products branch of...
May 28, 2013 - 10:18am
May 22, 2013
U of M Extension launches websites for forage shortage, late planting issues
ST. PAUL -- University of Minnesota Extension has educational resources available for those with questions related to a continuing forage shortage and late planting issues. Reports of winter injury and winterkill of alfalfa continue to intensify across parts of southern...
May 22, 2013 - 10:54am
May 21, 2013
Report: Input costs on the rise for crop farmers
WILLMAR — Prices paid to grain farmers for their crops have increased in recent years, but so have seed, fertilizer, chemical and other costs. The average cost of producing a bushel of corn has about doubled during the past 10 years, according to the 2012 annual report of 505...
May 21, 2013 - 4:44pm
May 10, 2013
Conservation Stewardship Program Applications Due by May 31
WASHINGTON, DC – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the Natural Resources Conservation Service's Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) will provide nearly $175 million in funding for up to 12.6 million additional acres of enrollment this year. "The Conservation...
May 10, 2013 - 9:11am
May 2, 2013
Understanding marketing in years with late planting and prevented planting
ST. PAUL, Minn. — The potential of reduced production due to delayed planting in 2013 because of the cold, wet start to the growing season could result in additional challenges in managing marketing. While there is still time to plant this year’s crop and achieve normal yields,...
May 2, 2013 - 9:24am
April 23, 2013
New U of M Commodity Challenge ready for action
ST. PAUL, Minn. —bCommodity Challenge, an online grain trading game, has been redesigned and relaunched by a University of Minnesota Extension economist at the University’s Center for Farm Financial Management. The Commodity Challenge game (www.commoditychallenge.com) features...
April 23, 2013 - 2:06pm
April 12, 2013
Anticipated corn planting dates still in range for high yield expectations
Weather conditions are delaying the onset of corn planting, but wide fluctuations in corn planting progress are not uncommon in Minnesota. By the end of April, about 50 percent or more of Minnesota’s corn acres were planted in 2009, 2010 and 2012, compared to less than 5 percent...
April 12, 2013 - 4:54pm
April 9, 2013
Ethanol producer to pay $136,500 for risk management and chemical reporting violations at Aberdeen and Huron, S.D. facilities
DENVER, Colo. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday that Advanced BioEnergy, LLC, based in Bloomington, Minn., has agreed to pay penalties totaling $136,500 to settle claims related to violations at its Huron and Aberdeen, S.D. ethanol production facilities....
April 9, 2013 - 10:43am
April 8, 2013
Aveda, ARS developing shampoo ingredient from local oil seeds
MORRIS – We're used to seeing “locally grown” advertisements on meats and vegetables. But Stevens County residents may eventually be able to purchase some locally grown products in the shampoo aisle thanks to research being done in conjunction with scientists at the North Central...
April 8, 2013 - 10:01am
April 2, 2013
Morris Wetland Management district seeking participants in grazing project
MORRIS -- The Morris Wetland Management District is seeking grazers for a two year grazing project on 180 acres at the Kolstad Lake Waterfowl Production Area (WPA) in central Pope County. Kolstad Lake WPA is located in section six of Rolling Forks Township on the west side of County...
April 2, 2013 - 2:56pm
April 1, 2013
Resolving the inverse: Drought and normal crop scenarios
ST. PAUL, Minn. —The drought of 2012 was an extraordinary event, and extraordinary events create extraordinary circumstances. With planting just weeks away, corn and soybean prices are displaying extraordinary inverses ($2 per bushel and more) from today’s price to the price quoted...
April 1, 2013 - 10:30am
March 19, 2013
Workshop Promoting Long-term Care of Land Through Leases and Contracts April 4 in Glenwood
GLENWOOD, Minn, -- A workshop on the pros and cons of long-term conservation leases and land contracts for beginning and retiring farmers will be held Thursday, April 4, from 5:30 p.m.- 8:15 p.m., at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Glenwood (122 1st St. NW). The theme of this joint...
March 19, 2013 - 12:00pm
March 18, 2013
National Agriculture Day: Reaching more farmers through agricultural professionals
ST. PAUL, Minn. —Tuesday, March 19, is National Agriculture Day. This is a day to recognize the hard working men and women who produce the food, feed, fiber and fuel that generate more than $75 billion in economic activity every year in Minnesota. Our state is a leader in agricultural...
March 18, 2013 - 1:33pm
March 11, 2013
Farmers urged to review crop insurance needs
ST. PAUL -- Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson and Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman issued a consumer alert Friday encouraging Minnesota farmers to consider purchasing crop insurance ahead of this year’s growing season. The standard deadline for purchasing crop insurance...
March 11, 2013 - 11:17am
March 4, 2013
Drought outlook improves; watching snow melt and flood risk
ST. PAUL — The area of Minnesota’s landscape in severe to extreme drought diminished during February, dropping from 84 percent of the state’s landscape to under 70 percent. This modest improvement was mostly due to above normal snowfall, especially across central and northern...
March 4, 2013 - 2:28pm