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Essentia Health-St. Mary’s births
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Caravan du Nord brings Okee Dokee Bros to DL
Heartland Concert Series in Park Rapids begins this Saturday
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Children’s book author offers reading Oct. 1 in NYM
Letter: Vote Clements for Sheriff
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DL is well-situated for growth
Palestine vs. Israel: Take down those fences
Letter: Thanks for successful Rotary Blood Screening
Dayton announces plans for first-ever pheasant summit
No excuses: Get out on the lake and fish this fall
North Words: ‘Drummer of the woods’ is MN’s most popular upland game bird
Remember water safety during waterfowl season
DNR finalizes decision denying permits to Ely bear researcher Lynn Rogers
Fall Home Magazine 2014
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What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
MN cattle group has new leader; concentration is on social media
The new executive director of the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association says her group hopes to make greater use of social media and to increase participation in the Beef Quality Assurance program. “Social media is definitely an ally, but you need to be careful. It can turn...
29 min 11 sec ago
October 1, 2014
A different fall: Wet corn could provide rare common ground for farmers, ranchers
What’s good for corn farmers is usually bad for cattle producers, and vice versa. But this fall will be different if Upper Midwest farmers, as expected, harvest a large amount of high-moisture corn. “There looks to be a win-win situation where the corn producers and cattle...
23 hours 29 min ago
September 28, 2014
Harvest time: Share the road
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. Farm equipment is large and heavy, making it hard for operators...
September 28, 2014 - 6:30am
September 27, 2014
Whiskey Creek pilot project certifies farm in water conservation program
The Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program added a certified farm from the Whiskey Creek pilot area administered by the Buffalo-Red...
September 27, 2014 - 2:30pm
September 24, 2014
Zurn farm hosts large group of visitors involved in soybean processing in Asia
It was evident in their excitement as they held up the plants and posed for pictures, and the expressions on their faces as they tasted pieces of the sweet root vegetable: Many of the 55 Southeast Asians who were gathered for a tour of the Bill and Karolyn Zurn farm Tuesday night...
September 24, 2014 - 1:00pm
September 3, 2014
‘Homegrown by Heroes’ labeling reserved for veterans to promote their ag products
A new nationwide labeling program will allow farmers, ranchers and fishermen who served in the military to use a special logo to promote their agricultural products. The “Homegrown by Heroes” labeling was first created by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture in 2013. The...
news / government
September 3, 2014 - 10:30am
August 30, 2014
Enrollment open Sept. 2 for dairy program
House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will open enrollment for the dairy Margin Protection Program on Sept. 2. The new program was authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill and aims to address volatility in the...
news / government
August 30, 2014 - 7:30am
Program makes organic certification more affordable
Minnesota organic farmers and processors can apply for a rebate of up to 75 percent of the cost of their organic certification. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for the Minnesota Organic Cost Share Program from now until Oct. 31. Organic certification...
news / government
August 30, 2014 - 7:00am
August 10, 2014
‘Century Farms’ provide a wealth of history
The Minnesota State Fair has been recognizing century farms — farms that have been in continuous ownership by a single family for 100 years or more — since 1976. But it’s only since 1987 that the Becker County Fair has offered a similar program. In that time, a total of 90...
August 10, 2014 - 12:00pm
July 16, 2014
Minnesota farmland taxes expected to rise
ST. PAUL -- Many Minnesota property owners could see some tax relief this year, but farmers can expect higher taxes for at least the next two years. "What I am hearing is it is making it much more difficult to do business as a farmer," Rep. Paul Marquart, D-Dilworth, said of agriculture...
news / legislative
July 16, 2014 - 10:52pm
July 2, 2014
Soybean growers welcome higher biodiesel blend
Spring was wet and difficult, and many of Bill and Karolyn Zurn’s late-planted soybeans are still small and scant in the soggy soil. The Callaway farm couple won’t harvest a good crop this fall unless the rest of the growing season cooperates. But even if their crop doesn’t...
July 2, 2014 - 11:18am
June 12, 2014
Breakfast on Farm draws 4,5000 to Hawley
A June Dairy Month observance has turned into much more for the Minnesota town about 22 miles east of the Fargo-Moorhead area. Keith Aakre of rural Hawley is a committee member for Breakfast on the Farm. He and his wife, Lori, have been instrumental in the event that has become...
June 12, 2014 - 2:30pm