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Scientist studies how modern life is messing with sleep
Hastings farmers: Grants, regulation shifts crucial to success
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State Patrol upping DWI enforcement for Labor Day
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Farmington 17th annual Ironman Competition
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State championship celebration July 25 at FHS
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August 21, 2017
'Lip service' to soil health?
A few years ago, I was talking about soil health and the environment with a Midwest agriculturalist. I won't name him; let's just say he's a...
August 21, 2017 - 5:05am
August 3, 2017
U.S. bird report shows progress
DULUTH — The future of golden-winged warblers in northern Minnesota forests, ringneck pheasants in farm country and sage grouse in the...
August 3, 2017 - 8:24am
July 6, 2017
Cover crops catching on
RENVILLE, Minn. — There are plenty of obstacles keeping farmers from adopting the use of cover crops, but perhaps the biggest is this:...
July 6, 2017 - 7:47pm
July 5, 2017
U.S. is said to favor Midwest corn farmers in biofuels quota
The Trump administration will propose a requirement that refiners use 15 billion gallons of conventional renewable fuels in 2018, while lowering targets for advanced alternatives that oil refiners have described as unattainable, according to people familiar with the decision.
July 5, 2017 - 1:52pm
May 24, 2017
Bipartisan work gives greater Minnesota legislative success
ST. PAUL—The 2017 Legislature may do pretty well by greater Minnesota. "We got there because it was a bipartisan effort. both parties...
May 24, 2017 - 5:00pm
April 22, 2017
Farmers promote sustainability during Earth Day
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — In agriculture, every day is Earth Day. The official observation of Earth Day is Saturday, April 22, which gives farmers...
April 22, 2017 - 5:00am
April 18, 2017
Experts predict 2017 economic outlook more of the same for farmers
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts another challenging year for farmers in the United States, with farm income...
April 18, 2017 - 9:01am
April 17, 2017
Good ag careers just waiting for applicants to fill them
BOZEMAN, Mont. — Gordon Holt believes in agriculture and wants to make it his lifelong career. He's off to a great start — the 23-year-old...
April 17, 2017 - 10:44am
April 5, 2017
Spared ribs: Western Wis. sanctuary takes in footloose pig
NEW RICHMOND, Wis. -- This little piggy won’t go to market. A 250-pound pig who jumped off a truck at 70 mph on the way to a Sioux Falls,...
April 5, 2017 - 11:13am
April 3, 2017
Transportation bills pass, starting the real Minnesota talks
ST. PAUL — Maybe the third time is a charm. That is the hope of Minnesotans who are tired of dodging potholes and daily fighting other...
April 3, 2017 - 10:58am
March 12, 2017
Free-range chickens to flock together in Farmington
Community members who care about how their food is raised and produced don't have to look much further than Brand Farms, a producer of eggs,...
March 12, 2017 - 8:00am
March 6, 2017
Crops Day will cover soils, irrigation, weeds and nitrogen management
For the eleventh year, Crops Day will bring University of Minnesota and agency specialists to Dakota County to share local research results and crop management strategies with producers and other agricultural professionals. Crops Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March...
March 6, 2017 - 5:30am
February 17, 2017
Minnesota farm loan program wins approval in time for spring
ST. PAUL — Unseasonably warm weather is making Minnesota farmers itchy to get into the fields, but some have not ordered seeds while they...
February 17, 2017 - 2:00pm
February 2, 2017
MN farmers want state aid, more in policy than money
ST. PAUL—Minnesota farmers and agriculture-related groups ask for very little money from the state. Gov. Mark Dayton's $46 billion two-year...
February 2, 2017 - 8:52am
January 4, 2017
Minnesota Farmers Union selects interim president
ST. PAUL — A farmer from Renville County has been named the interim president of the Minnesota Farmers Union. Gary Wertish, who has served as vice-president to the MFU for the last five years, assumed the leadership position this week following the retirement Dec. 31 of Doug...
January 4, 2017 - 4:00pm