DL News Staff
The girls of Junior Girl Scout Troop 410 loaded up a number of kid's backpacks to be donated to local children in need. Using their dollars garnered from last year's Girl Scout cookie sales, troop members were able to purchase various backpacks that were then filled with personal items ranging from toothbrushes to shampoo.
On Feb. 2 in Minneapolis, an auditorium filled with older adult services professionals heard about ROOTS and the good works of staff at St. Mary's Regional Health Center of Detroit Lakes. The group's program received the Community Service Award from the Minnesota Health and Housing Alliance, a statewide association of nursing homes and senior housing providers. MHHA Awards Chair Stasia Allyn, St. Paul, told the audience, "Thanks to St.
QUINN -- a boy, Micheal Aaron; born February 1, 2006, weighing 8 lbs. 1 oz. to Ashlea Bevins.
BUNNIS -- a boy, Damon Scott; born January 31, 2006, weighing 6 lbs. 6 oz. to Kyla Nelson.
Organic milk production will be discussed at an informational meeting in Detroit Lakes on Thursday, Feb. 16. Among the invited speakers are Mike Banstra of Horizon Organic Foods and Ogema organic farmer Curtis Ballard, who is an organic certified inspector. The meeting is co-sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Area Farm Business Management program.
The following are daily future price settlements on near-contracts for grain, livestock and dairy commodities for the week of Feb.
A new whole-farm insurance program is now available in Minnesota that protects farm families against low revenues due to natural disasters and market fluctuations. Called Adjusted Gross Revenue-Lite (AGR-Lite), it will be explained at seven Minnesota locations from mid-February through March. Most farm-raised crops, animals and animal products are eligible for protection. This includes many commodities not covered under plans, says Gary Hachfeld, farm business management educator with the University of Minnesota Extension Service.
By LIZABETH STAHL & DEAN MALVICK Fortunately for Minnesota's soybean producers, soybean rust did not rear its ugly head in the state during 2005. Looking back, what happened with soybean rust in the U.S. in 2005 and what should we expect for 2006?