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Morris Sun Tribune
Highway 59, Highway 28 intersection closes Aug. 1
Higher minimum wage, new laws begin August 1 in Minnesota
Local FFA leaders attend summer conferences
Morris City Manager recognized by Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
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
Sano breaks slump, leads Twins to victory
Fern Haley Rasmussen
Marion I. DeWall
Bennett "Buck" Columbus Schaffer
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
Letter: McNamar will help landowners with ditch issues
Talking it over: Follow the chain
CotahRose James O'Brien
Grayson Scott Luthi
Jackson Dean Ver Steeg
Billy James Blaisdell
Open Houses: July 23, 2016
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
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
April 3, 2015
Local business leaders share story of ethanol with legislators
MORRIS — Local business leaders helped share the story of ethanol and its importance to the rural economy during a meeting with members...
April 3, 2015 - 4:10pm
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
Locals sell with Wulf Cattle at Opportunity Sale
MORRIS — Dennis Sleiter of Morris has been at the Wulf Opportunity Sale every year since the first sale in 1989. A long-time friend...
March 21, 2015 - 5:00am
March 20, 2015
Stevens County will work on buffer strip education program without grant
MORRIS — On Tuesday, the Stevens County Board of Commissioners voted to skip applying for grant funding to support a buffer strip program and instead focus on developing a local plan to address concerns about buffer strips and water quality. Environmental Services Director...
March 20, 2015 - 3:55pm
March 17, 2015
Bill would protect big livestock producers from nuisance lawsuits
ST. PAUL — Operators of large livestock production operations say they face uncertainty because of potential unfounded nuisance lawsuits, but Aimee Goodwin claims her family was harmed by an unresponsive hog-raising neighbor and lawsuits should be allowed. After a debate...
March 17, 2015 - 5:14pm
March 14, 2015
Sue's Views: Finding solutions to agriculture's problems, from the field to the table
MORRIS — For the past dozen years or so, I've been privileged to travel to Washington, D.C. each March as a representative of the Barnes-Aastad Soil and Water Conservation Research Association. This organization was founded in the 1950s by a group of local activists who wanted...
March 14, 2015 - 5:09am
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 27, 2015
Water a hot topic at local town hall in Morris
MORRIS — Water was a hot-button issue for farmers, conservationists, local residents and politicians at a town hall meeting hosted by Rep....
February 27, 2015 - 4:19pm
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 20, 2015
County considers program to encourage buffer strips on local rivers, lakes
MORRIS — To stay ahead of potential state mandates, Stevens County will be applying for grant funding to do an inventory of buffer strips along protected waters and put together a plan to encourage landowners to add buffer strips in the county. Matt Solemsaas, district administrator...
February 20, 2015 - 3:54pm
February 7, 2015
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
Don Reicosky: Sacred Earth, sacred soil
Morris residents and the surrounding community are very fortunate to have several unique amenities and experience different cultures such as the Ragamala Dance group as part of the UMM Fine Arts series entitled Sacred Earth. On Friday, Jan. 23, the beautiful dancers in their colorful...
January 31, 2015 - 5:22am
January 27, 2015
Tonight's Cafe Scientifique looks at oilseeds and bees
MORRIS — The next Café Scientifique will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 6 p.m. at the Common Cup Coffeehouse (501 Atlantic Avenue, Morris,...
January 27, 2015 - 10:57am