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Two year old school bus is giving the school board headaches
Compost site is open
Talking it over
Tigers prepare for back-to-back section title runs
Owls eliminated by B-E Chargers in Section 4-9 man
Prep Volleyball: Updated postseason pairings
Prep Football: Semifinal pairings
UMM defeats CSS for first time since 2008 (with video)
James M. Burnett
Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor
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 13, 2010
Grain showers in Callaway
A large grain storage bin at the Callaway Elevator started buckling Wednesday, causing an emergency response from CHS, the company that operates...
September 13, 2010 - 6:55am
August 11, 2010
Putting an old granary to good use
There has been something going down at the Bill and Arletta Myers farm. It is an old granary built in 1939. The granary is being dismantled board...
August 11, 2010 - 11:12am
June 15, 2010
Farm bill funds may fight floods
June 15, 2010 - 7:56am
May 22, 2010
Rollers gain popularity among farmers
By Julie Buntjer Worthington Daily Globe WORTHINGTON -- More and more farmers throughout the area are pulling an odd form of farm implement behind their tractors these days -- rollers. Commonly used in northern Minnesota for many years, the rollers are catching on with crop producers...
May 22, 2010 - 12:29pm
April 30, 2010
Producers Reminded to File Annual Report of Acreage to Meet Farm Program Requirements
USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Jonathan Coppess reminds producers to submit their annual report of acreage to their local FSA county office to meet FSA program eligibility requirements. "Producers must file their reports accurately and timely for all crops and land...
April 30, 2010 - 11:48am
April 29, 2010
USDA to cut subsidies as insurers post big profits
MINNEAPOLIS -- The federal government wants to save taxpayers billions of dollars by reducing spending on crop insurance after years of big profits by insurers, but the industry claims the reductions could hurt rural areas. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is negotiating a new...
April 29, 2010 - 7:48am
April 9, 2010
Reduce plant stress at planting time
Due to the late harvest last fall, many fields did not receive fall tillage or fertilizers. Residue is light in color and reflects the sunlight, which slows soil warm-up. This spring, especially in northwest and west central Minnesota, there will be a lot of residue to contend with. Planting...
April 9, 2010 - 5:59am
March 31, 2010
Plan now for successful corn planting
With field work just around the corner, now is the time to evaluate decisions related to corn planting. University of Minnesota research can help you make decisions such as when to plant, what soil conditions to consider and how deep to plant. Studies at the University of Minnesota...
March 31, 2010 - 3:26am
February 10, 2010
Wet spring, corn residue affect spring nutrient management
The agriculturally troubled fall of 2009 may be over, but here comes the sequel--a potentially wet spring. Due to the late corn harvest, many fields have yet to be tilled, and they have large amounts of residue remaining on the surface. Normally corn residue is thought of positively...
February 10, 2010 - 2:16am
February 2, 2010
Wheat growers approve higher check-off rate
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota wheat growers have approved a referendum to increase their commodity check-off rate. The vote was 334 to 154 to increase the wheat check-off from one cent per bushel to two cents per bushel. Through the automatic check-off program, farmers pay a percentage...
February 2, 2010 - 3:12pm
January 26, 2010
Farm land values increase slightly
Farm land values continued to rise last year and are once again reaching all time record levels, according to an annual survey on bare farm land sales. However, the recent increase across the fourteen Minnesota counties surveyed was only 0.8 percent. All counties surveyed are in...
January 26, 2010 - 11:38am
January 20, 2010
Agricultural experts: Get active to protect and produce America's food
WILLMAR -- "Don't let what happened to us happen to you." The words of a German farmer could well be a foretelling of the demise of American animal agriculture and of food safety and security in this country. Those words were spoken more than 10 years ago but should be taken seriously...
January 20, 2010 - 3:39am
January 14, 2010
Otter Tail ethanol plant also planning bioenergy center
FERGUS FALLS -- Otter Tail Ag Enterprises LLC will be among the first to take advantage of newly developed technology to convert the byproducts of ethanol production into clean energy as well. The company is constructing a Bio-Energy Center as part of its 55 million-gallon-a-year...
January 14, 2010 - 12:19am
January 12, 2010
USDA projects record corn yield
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is projecting U.S. corn production at a record 13.2 billion bushels. This is up from 12.9 billion bushels projected in USDA's December forecast and 1 percent above the previous record of 13.0 billion bushels set in 2007. Corn exports are projected...
January 12, 2010 - 1:09pm
January 5, 2010
West central region keeps majority of its CRP lands
WILLMAR -- More than 3.4 million acres across the country was pulled out of the Conservation Reserve Program when the contracts on those lands...
January 5, 2010 - 8:57am