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Auditor reports on Hancock's financial condition
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Dayton, legislators work on health insurance aid as deadline nears
Minnesota State Boys Basketball Tournament -- Thursday roundup
Owl JV girls finish season 11-11
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Roy L. Thompson
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Kenneth "Kenny" Hennen
Hancock Record Editorial: Investment in main street; plan to save more
Letter to the editor
Letter to the editor
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2017 Farm Progress Issue
National FFA Week 2017
2016 Stevens SWCD Annual Report
Minnesota Century Farm applications now being accepted
Farmers to head to harvest
May 6, 2015
Farmers wanted for windbreak and crop yield study
ST. PAUL – Researchers are looking for farmers who are interested in participating in a study of how windbreaks affect crop yields. Recent...
May 6, 2015 - 5:12am
March 16, 2015
As farm bill crops deadline nears, consider varying factors
Farmers and landowners have until the end of March 31to make their choices under the 2014 Farm Bill. These choices need thoughtful consideration because they will last for five years (through the 2018 crop) and because there are no obvious answers and no magical lines in prices that...
March 16, 2015 - 4:40pm
January 23, 2015
Features from the Farm 012415
News from the West Central Research and Outreach Center Steve Poppe Horticultural Scientist Esther Jordan Communications Specialist Planning for your vegetable garden January and February are the perfect months to begin planning for your upcoming vegetable garden. We...
January 23, 2015 - 4:00pm
January 2, 2015
Features from the Farm 010315
News from the West Central Research and Outreach Center Out-Wintering of the WCROC dairy herd Research done over the last two years at the West Central Resarch and Outreach Center looked at the effect of “out-wintering” on organic dairy cows. The current study will...
January 2, 2015 - 3:54pm
November 13, 2014
Extension launches 2014 Farm Bill crops education seminars
ST. PAUL, Minn - In December, University of Minnesota Extension and the Farm Service Agency will begin a series of 73 free education seminars to help crop producers understand decisions necessitated by the 2014 Farm Bill. Crop producers have until March 31, 2015 to make decisions...
November 13, 2014 - 2:38am
October 17, 2014
Fair Farmland Rental Agreement presentation in Alexandria Nov. 14
Landlords, farmers and agri-business professionals should make plans to attend one of the informative meetings on farmland rental agreements being held across Central and Southern Minnesota. These free meetings are provided by University of Minnesota Extension. Farm land rental...
October 17, 2014 - 9:14am
August 22, 2014
Features from the Farm 082314
News from the West Central Research and Outreach Center Steve Poppe Horticulture Scientist Esther Jordan Communications Specialist 2014 top ten performing annual flowers Lantana “Beach Cities Malibu” (top) and Lobularia “Tetraploid White” (bottom) are...
August 22, 2014 - 4:41pm
March 20, 2014
Managing snowmelt on farmsteads
A few actions now can help prevent springtime snowmelt problems on farmsteads with big snow piles and drifts. Reported frost depths range from 8 to 45 inches across Minnesota. With the coming warmer weather, farmers should consider where the snowmelt will go and how it could impact...
March 20, 2014 - 6:06am
February 12, 2014
Farm Bill: Initial assessment on commodity programs
The "Agricultural Act of 2014," commonly called the farm bill, changes many programs and rules for farmers. Farmers need to make a crucial one-time, irrevocable election under the crop commodity programs. Farmers also have an opportunity to update their base acres and their base yields....
February 12, 2014 - 4:25pm
January 31, 2014
Pricing 2014 Soybeans: is it time to get aggressive?
Soybean plantings will likely increase by two million acres or more in 2014, indicating reason to be nervous about new crop soybean prices in the months ahead.It's reasonable to assume a large increase in soybean acres this year. That's because November 2014 new crop soybean prices...
January 31, 2014 - 8:51am
December 13, 2013
Farmland rent trends for 2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- An increase in 2014 farmland rent in Minnesota may indicate a loss for producers at current corn and soybean cash forward contract prices available. This calculation factors in other expenses and projected total income with historical yields. If corn or soybean...
December 13, 2013 - 10:17am
Cattle Feeder Day in Morris Dec. 17
MORRIS, Minn. -- The University of Minnesota Beef Team will hold Cattle Feeder Days Dec. 17 through 19. The Morris program will be held on Dec. 17 and registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. Topics covered in the program will include value of manure as fertilizer, incorporating forages...
December 13, 2013 - 10:09am
October 28, 2013
Soil fertility considerations and fallow syndrome
Many growers have questions about management in 2014, particularly about the possible effect of fallow syndrome, due to increased prevented plant corn acres this year.Fallow syndrome is the result of reduced colonization of plant roots by vascular arbuscular mycorrhizae (VAM), which...
October 28, 2013 - 11:19am
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 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