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Fair Farmland Rental Agreement presentation in Alexandria Nov. 14
USDA Farm Service Agency Announces Key Dates for New 2014 Farm Bill Safety Net Programs
Features from the Farm 092714
February 4, 2013
Alfalfa-corn rotation increases yield and reduces nitrogen fertilizer needs
Farmers usually enjoy a yield boost when corn is planted following an alfalfa crop. The major reasons: reduced pest and disease pressure, better soil structure that enhances root growth and water infiltration, and an altered soil microbial community, says Jeff Coulter, a corn agronomist...
farm / extension
February 4, 2013 - 3:50pm
April 17, 2009
Biofuel subsidies targeted in report
April 17, 2009 - 7:13pm
March 12, 2009
Trash or Treasure?
Renewable energy is a hot topic these days and using "trash" from agricultural fields as a way to produce energy is in the news. But as the saying goes "one man's trash is another man's treasure." For some, corn stalks, corn cobs, and other non-grain plant material may seem like trash,...
farm / agriculture
March 12, 2009 - 9:42am
March 6, 2009
Good mix: Corn plants and ethanol plants
By Deane Morrison U of M News Wire Ethanol plants that use only the kernels of corn could slash their fossil fuel consumption and boost their energy efficiency by using the rest of the corn plant to generate heat and electricity, a new University of Minnesota study finds. The study...
news / agriculture
March 6, 2009 - 4:01pm
January 29, 2009
MDA report offers positive economic news about corn and ethanol industries
Minnesota's corn and ethanol industries support more than 70,000 jobs and contribute $12 billion to the state's economy, according to a report from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA). "In times of economic difficulty, it is important to keep an eye on the areas where Minnesota's...
January 29, 2009 - 12:00am
October 22, 2008
County business growth slow but housing OK
By Kayla Kloos Sun Tribune Stevens County Economic Improvement Commission Executive Director Michael Haynes reported slow growth overall for area businesses in the third quarter of 2008, but he said there was no loss of value in Stevens County's housing market. Haynes presented...
October 22, 2008 - 12:00am
October 11, 2008
Dates changed for biomass corn cob collection demos
Because of the late harvest this year, the dates of public demonstrations of corn cob collection for use in biomass burners have been changed. The Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company and the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center at Morris are sponsoring the...
October 11, 2008 - 12:00am
September 27, 2008
WCROC, CVEC to demonstrate corn cob collection
The Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company and the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center at Morris have scheduled public demonstrations of corn cob biomass collection next month. The demonstrations are: Oct. 7 -- 7610 County Road 1 NW, four miles south of...
September 27, 2008 - 12:00am
June 14, 2008
Area crops OK ... for now
By Tom Larson Sun Tribune It's the way of farm life. Last year and in 2006, there were abundant prayers for rain and a break in hot weather. This year, those prayers keep getting answered -- again and again. Progress in corn and bean crops has been set back by the cool, wet weather,...
June 14, 2008 - 12:00am
March 13, 2008
Irrigated corn response over past 39 years
By Jerry Wright, Associate Professor & Extension Engineer, University of Minnesota Extension By Norm Krause, Central Lakes College - Staples, Ag Center Director Irrigation has been evaluated on field corn at Central Lakes College - Ag. Center (formerly known as Staples Irrigation...
March 13, 2008 - 12:00am
Corn cobs as a source of energy
By Joel Tallaksen West Central Research and Outreach Center University of Minnesota, Morris, MN The demand for locally produced, cost effective, and environmentally sound energy sources has increased as energy costs have risen and people better understand the environmental and...
March 13, 2008 - 12:00am