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Folkman wins at state speech
Lawmakers advance two anti-abortion bills, but Dayton says he'll veto them
Man whose boat crashed on Minnesota river found alive
Working in the field
Features from the Farm: Understanding animal behavior
Northwest Minnesota school in danger of losing fall, winter sports
More bests for Hancock track
Hancock splits conference games
Morris/C-A girls open golf season next week
Peterson agrees to terms with Saints, who open at Minnesota
James Francis Grossman
Stirling "Tommy" Tomlin
Bits and Pieces
Commentary: University system needs local support on legislative issues
Letter to the editor: Be a true American
Letter to the editor: In denial on Trump
Letter to the editor: Plan needs to preserve trees
Hancock Record Open House
Hancock Open Houses
Weather dictating pace of spring field work
Growing for the future
2017 Farm Progress Issue
National FFA Week 2017
2016 Stevens SWCD Annual Report
March 21, 2015
Debra Crusoe and Colleen Landkamer: Without trade promotion authority, Congress is holding back rural communities
Thanks to past trade agreements that have lowered barriers, aggressive monitoring and enforcement, and targeted promotion programs to help get our products on the shelves in foreign markets, the past six years have been the strongest in history for U.S. trade. America's farmers...
March 21, 2015 - 5:27am
Rep. Paul Marquart: Railroad companies need to pay to ensure safe communities
As the oil boom continues in North Dakota, more and more oil from the Bakken makes its way through our backyard as it is shipped to the eastern and southern US. This boom creates a danger for communities — including Morris — along the oil train lines. Oil trains traveling...
March 21, 2015 - 5:26am
March 14, 2015
Traci Bruckner: Senate bill to cap federal crop insurance premium subsidies
In February Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) introduced legislation to cap federal crop insurance premium subsidies at $50,000. The Congressional Budget Office estimates the cap would save roughly $2.2 billion over 10 years. On average, federal crop insurance...
March 14, 2015 - 5:06am
March 7, 2015
Brian Depew: Rural America is really complicated
There are two closely held, widely believed, narratives about rural America. The national media narrative, with roots in the 1980's farm crisis, is fatalistic. Rural places are dying. It lives on at the Brookings Institute and the New York Times, fueled by demographics that show...
March 7, 2015 - 5:37am
February 28, 2015
Michael Lackey: President Obama and religion
There has been much discussion and considerable criticism of President Obama's decision not to call ISIS an Islamic terrorist organization. President Obama's position could be stated thus: Islam is a religion, and as such, it would never sanction the atrocities that ISIS members are...
February 28, 2015 - 5:07am
Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith: Border-to-border high-speed Internet is necessary
In 1936, President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Rural Electrification Act, which provided assistance to rural communities that lacked access to electrical lighting — replacing kerosene and wood stoves with alternating currents and wires. The Rural Utilities Administration would...
February 28, 2015 - 5:06am
February 21, 2015
John Crabtree: Study debunks meat labeling myths
Americans overwhelmingly support Country-of-Origin-Labeling (COOL). America's COOL law requires that retailers inform consumers about the country where beef, pork, lamb and certain other agricultural products were produced. In 2009 Canada and Mexico challenged COOL provisions...
February 21, 2015 - 5:51am
February 17, 2015
Rep. Jeff Backer: Productive first month of session at the Capitol
ST. PAUL — The first month of the 2015 Legislative Session is officially in the books and I am honored to serve as your representative...
February 17, 2015 - 12:18pm
February 7, 2015
Tammy Swift: Parents should 'just say no' to birthday party madness
The Interwebs has been abuzz of late with the story of a 5-year-old boy from the U.K. who was presented with a $24 invoice for missing a friend's birthday party. The soiree "scofflaw," Alex Nash, was apparently billed for declining to attend a friend's party, which included snowtubing,...
February 7, 2015 - 4:49am
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