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November 11, 2015
Search for transparency in our food
The “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act” brings us transparency and consumer confidence in our food purchases. It also will render consumers here and abroad the most affordable food and improve the lives and environment for so many around the globe. I am a long time farmer,...
November 11, 2015 - 9:41am
October 29, 2015
REAP aid available to help MN farmers lower energy costs
U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken recently announced that $1,613,774 in aid has been allotted to help Minnesota farmers lower energy costs and boost renewable energy. The support comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). REAP...
October 29, 2015 - 5:35am
October 24, 2015
Caged chickens give the healthiest eggs
Eggs produced by chickens raised in modern agricultural facilities are the safest, most humane and best economical choice. Fact: Modern facilities allow birds a comfortable, low stress space to produce clean, nutritious eggs. Fact: The birds producing within modern facilities...
October 24, 2015 - 5:30am
Zurn serves as advocate for Minnesota’s agriculture industry
She may not spend her days operating a combine or a chisel plow anymore, but Karolyn Zurn still considers herself a farmer. During the course...
October 24, 2015 - 4:20am
October 22, 2015
Dept of Ag releases book on sustainability
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce the publication of the 2015 Greenbook, a set of stories about sustainable agriculture research and demonstration projects taking place on Minnesota crop, livestock, fruit, and vegetable farms. “The Greenbook is an...
Business / business briefs
October 22, 2015 - 5:20am
October 15, 2015
State investments shown in new videos
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Growth, Research and Innovation program supports the state’s agricultural and renewable energy industries. To highlight the broad reach and individual impact this program has on farmers and agricultural businesses, the...
Business / business briefs
October 15, 2015 - 5:25am
October 11, 2015
30 years of Ag in the Classroom
Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom is Celebrating it’s 30 year Anniversary. Fact: The national Ag in the Classroom was started by the Illinois Agri-Women. It was funded by Farm Bureau. Our state is unique in that the program was initiated as a public/private partnership...
October 11, 2015 - 5:45am
October 7, 2015
Beet harvest turns fatal: Recent truck accidents puts focus on road safety
A pair of crashes involving farm trucks in nearby Minnesota counties left two men dead and two men injured, putting a tragic spotlight on the...
News / accidents
October 7, 2015 - 9:25am
September 25, 2015
MnDOT asks motorists, farm equipment operators to safely share the road this fall
Motorists traveling on Minnesota highways this fall need to be aware of large farm equipment transporting crops to markets, grain elevators and processing plants, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. “Harvest season is in full swing and farmers in every corner...
September 25, 2015 - 5:30am
September 19, 2015
Deadline approaching for ag risk coverage, price loss coverage
Producers have one final step to complete this year to participate in the 2014 and 2015 Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage (ARCPLC) farm program. A contract, form CCC-861, will need to be signed for each farm and year to be eligible for benefits if a payment is determined...
September 19, 2015 - 5:00am
August 20, 2015
Grants available to add value to farms
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture announces funding for projects to help farmers, producers and processors add value to their operations and the state’s agricultural economy. Funding for the grants was established by the Minnesota legislature to advance the state’s agricultural...
Business / business briefs
August 20, 2015 - 5:30am
July 24, 2015
Lake Park man donates fresh veggies to food pantries
On the corner of 4th and Liberty in Lake Park sits a two story home surrounded by flourishing foliage. There lives Edwin and Peggy Stellmach,...
July 24, 2015 - 6:05am
July 18, 2015
USDA offers incentives for farmers
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that beginning Sept. 1, farmers and ranchers can apply for financial assistance to help conserve working grasslands, rangeland and pastureland while maintaining the areas as livestock grazing lands. The initiative is part of...
July 18, 2015 - 5:50am
July 15, 2015
Agri-women meet in Callaway for cross-country event
Since June 1, American Agri-Women President Sue McCrum has been on a “Drive Across America,” traveling the highways and byways of U.S. farm...
July 15, 2015 - 11:30am
July 2, 2015
USDA VAPG program helps thousands of farmers, ranchers
Whether enabling dairy farmers to expand their line of product offerings or helping farm families start businesses for unique products or providing capital for the creation of farm-identity preserved regional supply chains, USDA’s Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program has been...
opinion / editorials
July 2, 2015 - 5:05am