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Farmers to head to harvest
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U.S. House Agriculture Committee chairman visits Minnesota
NRCS funding available to develop monarch butterfly habitats
July rains provide moisture boost for area crops
June 20, 2015
Rachael Meyer: Conservation, crop insurance and tax dollars
The federal crop insurance program provides an agricultural safety net, and crop insurance premium subsidies were created to increase usage of these risk management tools. The federal government subsidizes, on average, 62 percent of crop insurance premiums annually. Crop insurance...
June 20, 2015 - 5:03am
June 13, 2015
Morris Area Farmers Market opens in new location on June 18
MORRIS — The Morris Area Farmers Market will open this year's market season next Thursday, June 18 at 3 p.m. in a new location and with plans to make the market a weekly celebration of healthy eating and local foods. "We're striving to make this market year a town square...
June 13, 2015 - 5:30am
Blaine Gomer: EPA puts oil industry agenda ahead of American farmers
It hasn't always been easy for the average American farmer. Farmers have had to work tirelessly to stay afloat amid fluctuating crop demand and a tumultuous environmental and political climate. Despite the chaos, hope springs from domestic biofuel production, which has bolstered...
June 13, 2015 - 5:14am
June 12, 2015
Requirements of proposed buffer strip bill have strict timeline
MORRIS — Although this year's legislative session had mixed outcomes in many areas, one thing that's clear is that laws related to water quality are getting more stringent. On Tuesday, the Stevens County Board of Commissioners met with Kurt Deter, a lawyer with Rinke Noonan...
June 12, 2015 - 3:27pm
May 30, 2015
John Crabtree: USDA farming rule creates new loopholes
A draft rule issued by USDA aims to define what it means to be 'actively engaged' in farming. The proposed rule makes some important changes, but those improvements are immediately undermined by two new loopholes introduced in the rule. The draft rule, somewhat unabashedly, only...
May 30, 2015 - 5:25am
May 23, 2015
Linda Meschke: Value of buffers not measured in bushels
Ever since Governor Dayton announced his buffer initiative there have been many conversations about it from the fence line to the state Capitol. Regardless of which side of the issue your opinion lies, the value of buffers is not measured by bushels. Buffers can be highly productive...
May 23, 2015 - 5:26am
May 16, 2015
Johnathan Hladik: Giving landowners the power
High-voltage transmission lines are needed to meet evolving energy needs. Engineers estimate that seven billion dollars of investment is required to properly maintain and update the electric grid. But building lines isn't easy. Developers will need to acquire thousands of acres...
May 16, 2015 - 5:26am
May 15, 2015
Minnesota bans bird exhibitions amidst avian flu
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. — More than 3,000 Minnesota 4-H members, including about 25 in Stevens County, who planned to show birds at county fairs face a new lesson this year. "Sometimes you realize that life isn't fair," state 4-H official Brad Rugg said Friday as the Minnesota...
May 15, 2015 - 5:06pm
May 8, 2015
Stevens County reviews emergency procedures for avian flu
MORRIS – Although Stevens County is not home to any commercial turkey flocks, local emergency management officials are still monitoring backyard flocks and wild birds for signs of avian influenza. After the first reported case of avian flu in the state was confirmed in a Pope...
May 8, 2015 - 4:29pm
May 2, 2015
Don Reicosky: Celebrating 2015, the International Year of Soils
MORRIS — Today I salute the soil and hope you will too. During the International Year of Soils, and on Earth Day 2015, we have lots to...
May 2, 2015 - 5:27am
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