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Farmers to head to harvest
Features from the Farm: Fly control for grazing and organic dairies
U.S. House Agriculture Committee chairman visits Minnesota
NRCS funding available to develop monarch butterfly habitats
July rains provide moisture boost for area crops
September 21, 2015
John Crabtree: Clean water is costly
Water is a necessity for all living things. We have a responsibility to act as good stewards of our water, now and for future generations. Nitrates in drinking water can be hazardous to the health of pregnant women, nursing mothers, infant children, and the elderly.
September 21, 2015 - 10:14am
September 6, 2015
A Stevens County Dairy Princess: The first in 25 years
In April of this year, Elizabeth Golombiecki, an 18-year-old daughter of Chokio dairy farmers, was named Stevens County Dairy Princess, the first...
September 6, 2015 - 6:55am
August 28, 2015
Donnelly to celebrate 50th Threshing Bee
DONNELLY, Minn. - The community of Donnelly will be celebrating its 50th Threshing Bee throughout the weekend. The community celebration...
August 28, 2015 - 6:55pm
August 1, 2015
Healthy soils, healthy world: ARS Scientists share research at Field Day
MORRIS — The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization declared 2015 the International Year of Soils in order to bring attention...
August 1, 2015 - 5:13am
July 16, 2015
Features from the Farm: Summer events at activities at the WCROC
The University of Minnesota's West Central Research and Outreach Center (WCROC) conducts research in the areas of agronomy and soil science, dairy, horticulture, renewable energy and swine. The summer months provide an ideal time to showcase a few of our research areas by offering...
July 16, 2015 - 11:24am
July 8, 2015
Cargill to expand agronomy services in Alberta
ALBERTA — Cargill is investing $4 million in an expansion in Alberta designed to expand the facility's ability to serve farm customers with crop inputs like seed and fertilizer. The project is expected to be completed in time for the 2016 crop year. "In the past, we shared...
July 8, 2015 - 4:38pm
June 20, 2015
General Mills executive: Producing food while preserving planet is the issue of our time
MORRIS — Although some farmers and producers are reluctant to talk about sustainability, where food comes from and how it was cared for...
June 20, 2015 - 5:09am
June 15, 2015
ARC and PLC enrollment period open through Sept. 30
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that eligible producers may now formally enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for 2014 and 2015. The enrollment period begins June 17, 2015, and will end Sept. 30, 2015. The new...
June 15, 2015 - 4:43pm
Minnesota State Fair Cancels 2015 Open Class and 4-H Poultry Shows
SAINT PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota State Fair has canceled its poultry shows for the 2015 Great Minnesota Get-Together. The cancellations are in response to the directive issued by the Minnesota Board of Animal Health. For the 2015 State Fair, the Poultry Barn will feature interactive...
May 15, 2015 - 9:53am
April 24, 2015
Rare Minnesota agriculture emergency declared
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton declared a state of emergency Thursday as the number of poultry dead from an avian flu outbreak edges toward 3 million. It is the first Minnesota agriculture emergency declaration state officials could recall, including Agriculture Commissioner...
April 24, 2015 - 4:11pm
March 30, 2015
USDA extends ARC and PLC deadlines to April 7
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has provided farm owners and producers one additional week, until April 7, 2015, to choose between Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), the safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill. The final day to update yield...
March 30, 2015 - 11:13am
March 23, 2015
Morris Area grad among FFA student leaders sharing message of agriculture on Capitol Hill
INDIANAPOLIS – Last week, 36 state FFA officers will gather at the nation's capital to celebrate National Ag Day. This is the 42nd anniversary...
March 23, 2015 - 10:39am
March 2, 2015
USDA provides one-time extension of deadline to update base acres or yield history for ARC/PLC programs
WASHINGTON, DC — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that a one-time extension will be provided to producers for the new safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, known as Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC). The final day to update...
March 2, 2015 - 9:30am
December 5, 2014
Aanerud family of Donnelly named 2014 Outstanding Conservationists
MORRIS, Minn. -- Jim and Lorraine Aanerud and Andy and Heather Aanerud have been selected as the 2014 Outstanding Conservationists for the Stevens...
December 5, 2014 - 5:52pm
November 14, 2014
Hancock FFA holds successful corn drive
The Hancock FFA held their annual corn drive to raise money for Camp Courage on Oct. 24. For 60 years, Minnesota FFA has held fundraising activities to help sponsor children and adults with physical and mental disabilities so they may attend Camp Courage. The money these members collected,...
November 14, 2014 - 10:20am