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Letter to the editor
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Letter to the editor
Broin - Haben engagement
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U.S. House Agriculture Committee chairman visits Minnesota
NRCS funding available to develop monarch butterfly habitats
July rains provide moisture boost for area crops
February 7, 2015
Traci Bruckner: Money available for training beginning farmers and ranchers
The US Department of Agriculture announced more than $18 million in funding available to support training, mentoring, and development of beginning farmers and ranchers through the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program. We helped create and advocate for this program in...
February 7, 2015 - 4:48am
January 31, 2015
Sen. Amy Klobuchar: A blueprint for success in 2015
In 2014, Minnesota's unemployment rate sank to its lowest level in more than a decade at 3.7 percent, state exports reached a record $5.5 billion...
January 31, 2015 - 5:23am
January 19, 2015
Sen. Torrey Westrom: Federal conformity, zero-based budgeting in first week of session
ST. PAUL — This week at the capitol has been busy as committee meetings pick up and more bills are heard on the Senate Floor. There are...
January 19, 2015 - 5:24am
January 17, 2015
Roger Moe and Mike Beard: Reliability and affordability should be priorities in our energy supply
A common misconception about electricity sources is that they are interchangeable and one works just as good as another. That's not the case. Coal-based electricity provides 24-7 power. Wind and solar are both intermittent. Coal-based electric generation sources cannot be removed...
January 17, 2015 - 5:04am
Traci Bruckner: Improvements needed for Conservation Stewardship Program
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking public comments on recent changes to the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). The program, the most significant leap in conservation policy in a decade, was designed to reward top-notch conservation already on the ground, as well as...
January 17, 2015 - 5:00am
January 10, 2015
Laura Finley: Make commitments, not resolutions
It's 2015. People everywhere are making resolutions — lose weight, read more, quit smoking, etc. To resolve is the act of finding an answer or solution to a problem. Yet most of our resolutions are never achieved. According to Marti Hope Gonzales, Associate professor of psychology...
January 10, 2015 - 5:31am
Sue's Views: Buy local message isn't just for Christmas anymore
So, the credit cards bills from the holiday shopping are starting to arrive and maybe you didn’t stick to your budget as well as you thought. Let me ask you, how much of the total bill was spent in your hometown? Yeah, I know, I’m a little late with the “Shop Local”...
January 10, 2015 - 1:17am
January 3, 2015
Capitol Chatter: New approach seen for energy policy
ST. PAUL – The Minnesota House energy focus may change in 2015. Rep. Pat Garofalo, who will lead a committee dealing with job growth and energy, said that energy programs the state launched in the past few years have cost plenty of money. He has a different approach. “I...
January 3, 2015 - 5:32am
December 27, 2014
John Crabtree: Congress takes family farmers and ranchers for a ride
What does Congress have against family farmers and ranchers? The $1.1 trillion spending bill passed last week included the full version of the so-called GIPSA rider passed earlier by the House of Representatives. A rider is a legislative provision attached to a larger spending bill. There...
December 27, 2014 - 5:44am
Capitol Chatter: 2012 ag controversy continues with current committee assignments
ST. PAUL — Republicans who will control the Minnesota House next year angered Democrats by leaving a strong environmentalist off the environmental committee. House Speaker-designate Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, released a list of committee members Thursday night, and the House Environment...
December 27, 2014 - 5:42am
December 20, 2014
Echo Press: Watch out for scammers posing as tech experts
Here's a devious scam to avoid. An Alexandria woman nearly fell into a scam pushed by a caller claiming to be from "Microsoft Technologies." He told her that her computer wasn't shutting down properly and the company was receiving errors and warnings from it. It rang true with...
December 20, 2014 - 5:37am
Colleen Landkamer: Getting covered is good for rural Minnesota families
Living in a rural community shouldn't have to come with a hefty price tag for healthcare. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, it no longer has to. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is already making a difference in the lives of millions of rural Americans, including families right here...
December 20, 2014 - 5:33am
December 13, 2014
Lu Nelsen: Local solutions keep rural America connected
Laws in Colorado and 19 other states prevent municipalities from providing broadband internet service. In Colorado and a few other states, local citizens must pass a referendum to allow their municipality to offer internet service. On November 4, voters in seven Colorado counties...
December 13, 2014 - 5:21am
Capitol Chatter: Rural lawmakers dominate going into session
ST. PAUL — It probably is no surprise the new Minnesota House Republican leadership team is packed with rural lawmakers. After all, Republicans regained control of the House in last month's elections because of rural wins. Speaker-designate Kurt Daudt of Crown and Majority...
December 13, 2014 - 5:19am
December 8, 2014
Wyatt Fraas: Put family farmers back into Farm to School
Farm to School programs appeared in the 90s with a three-way focus: fresh, local foods in schools; agriculture and nutrition education in classrooms; and purchases that support local family farms. Years since have seen these programs grow to include 40,000 schools and 23 million students....
December 8, 2014 - 9:23am