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Donnelly News: 07302016
Community Calendar: July 30, 2016
UMM Preview: July 30 to Aug. 6, 2016
Business Briefs: July 30, 2016
City looks for bids to complete planned road maintenance program
Freeman's four hits, five RBIs fuel Braves' 9-7 win
Errors costly in postseason opener for Morris VFW
Fighting injuries, Vikings OL Loadholt plans to retire
10 possibilities for Twins' GM job
Orphans finish season with a 7-11 record
Fern Haley Rasmussen
Marion I. DeWall
Letter: Backer’s been there and tried that
Letter: Putting the republic on notice
Steve Lang: Traversing inner space with sale-ing adventures
Katie Erdman: Celebrations are fun, but also a lot of work
Letter: Watch what Jay does, not what he says
Open Houses: July 30, 2016
CotahRose James O'Brien
Grayson Scott Luthi
Jackson Dean Ver Steeg
Billy James Blaisdell
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
Weekend frost nips some farm fields, time will tell if damage warrants replanting
March 25, 2014
Ag Secretary announces increased opportunity for producers as part of new Farm Bill
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced increased opportunity for producers as a result of the 2014 Farm Bill. A fact sheet outlining modifications to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Farm Loan Programs is available here. “Our...
March 25, 2014 - 1:44pm
March 22, 2014
Sale day on the farm: Wulf Cattle Opportunity Sale brings ranchers to Stevens County
MORRIS – For some folks in this area, the first robin is a sure sign of spring. For others, it's the Opportunity Sale at Wulf Cattle at Spring...
March 22, 2014 - 5:12am
March 18, 2014
Cafe Scientifique asks, “Organic Food: Fact or Fiction?”
MORRIS -- The next Café Scientifique will take place on Tuesday, March 25, at 6 p.m., at the Common Cup Coffeehouse. Brad Heins, assistant professor of organic dairy management at the University of Minnesota’s West Central Research and Outreach Center (WCROC), will lead the...
March 18, 2014 - 5:21am
March 15, 2014
Agricultural evolutions in Stevens County
MORRIS – In 1920, Stevens County was home to nearly 9,800 people and more than 10,000 horses. Although the first documented farmers in...
March 15, 2014 - 5:01am
March 8, 2014
Program seeks to improve honeybee health
MORRIS – This month, the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service announced it will provide almost $3 million in technical and financial...
March 8, 2014 - 5:36am
March 1, 2014
Getting the cold pork shoulder
MORRIS -- Students in Natasha Mortenson’s Ag Processing class learned how to properly cut up hogs during class this week. Justin Johnston...
March 1, 2014 - 5:09am
Gov. Mark Dayton and Gov. Terry Branstad: Don’t mess with the RFS
We are governors from neighboring states and different political parties. We don’t agree on everything, but we stand united in our belief that our nation needs a robust Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and together in our opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal...
March 1, 2014 - 5:08am
January 29, 2014
Bee buzz gets louder at Capitol
ST. PAUL – Bees are tiny, but are big players in crop production, so the growing problem of them dying off is creating a huge concern throughout...
January 29, 2014 - 3:44pm
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
November 22, 2013
NRCS Accepting Applications from farmers for key Minnesota conservation program
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications to help producers improve water and air quality, build healthier soil, improve grazing and forest lands, conserve energy, enhance organic operations, and achieve other...
November 22, 2013 - 11:33am
November 1, 2013
Making green milk: WCROC works on a renewable-energy dairy
MORRIS – Renewable energy projects have, historically, focused on the way that humans can reduce their fossil fuel consumption. But Minnesota...
November 1, 2013 - 3:45pm
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
October 4, 2013
Invasive Species in Rural Landscapes workshops scheduled
Invasive species are non-native pests which can affect natural eco-systems and cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health. There are many invasive species currently found in Minnesota and some that pose a future threat. Farmers and rural residents in Minnesota...
October 4, 2013 - 10:53am
September 19, 2013
USDA Solicits Additional Bids Under the Feedstock Flexibility Program
WASHINGTON, DC -- The Farm Service Agency (FSA) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced another iteration of the Feedstock Flexibility Program (FFP). These invitations are subsequent to the first series of invitations issued Aug. 15.Congress created FFP in the...
September 19, 2013 - 8:35am