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Morris Sun Tribune
New royalty will be crowned during Donnelly Threshing Bee
New faculty welcomed to UMM
Morris FMSC packing event exceeds goal in 2016
Zebra mussels discovered in Pope County lake
Highway 59 & 28 intersection to reopen
Bridgewater calms concerns about sore shoulder
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
Tigers 1-2 at Osakis quad
Gregg H. Bitter
Hazel Marion Anderson
Richard Alison DeWall, M.D.
Ronald Hawkinson, Sr
Ewald Ludwig Moerer
Talking it over
Letter: Fairboard thanks you for making 2016 Stevens County Fair a success
Letter: We need some backbone
Buddies gets building permit in 2006
Ready and waiting for students
Liliana Elena Mendoza
Lucas Palmer Broesder
Open Houses: August 13, 2016
Theodore Norval Windingstad
U.S. House Agriculture Committee chairman visits Minnesota
NRCS funding available to develop monarch butterfly habitats
July rains provide moisture boost for area crops
FSA County Committee nominations open
Three Stevens County farms recognized as 2016 Century Farms
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
February 18, 2013
February 18, 2013 - 4:58pm
Alfalfa-corn rotation increases yield and reduces nitrogen fertilizer needs
Farmers usually enjoy a yield boost when corn is planted following an alfalfa crop. The major reasons: reduced pest and disease pressure, better soil structure that enhances root growth and water infiltration, and an altered soil microbial community, says Jeff Coulter, a corn agronomist...
February 18, 2013 - 2:36pm