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USDA: Minnesota Corn Production Slips In 2014

Minnesota’s corn harvest in 2014 slipped from the previous year, but soybean production was up. Updated estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Monday say Minnesota’s corn production was 1.18 billion bushels.

01/12/2015

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U Of M Study Finds Ethanol Worse For Air Quality Than Gasoline

For years, the state’s corn and ethanol industries have touted the environmental benefits of burning the alternative fuel in our vehicles. But newly released research from the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering is raising eyebrows.

12/17/2014

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Snow Could Reduce Corn Harvest In Upper Midwest

The season’s first snowstorm could be bad news for farmers in the Upper Midwest where corn remains in fields.

11/10/2014

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Minnesota To Pay Farmers For Leaving Corn Stalks

Minnesota officials are offering to pay farmers who leave corn stalks standing along highways this winter to help keep snow from drifting. The state Department of Transportation says stalks can break the wind’s force and limit snow from blowing onto roads.

10/15/2014

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Minnesota Crop Projections Slip From Last Forecast

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota farmers are still expected to harvest more corn than last year, but not quite as much as the government forecast a month ago. Updated estimates from the U.S. Department […]

10/10/2014

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Minnesota Corn Crop Should Be Larger Than Expected

Minnesota’s corn crop should be larger than first expected. But while the U.S. Department of Agriculture says record yields will be set in 18 states, Minnesota isn’t one of them.

09/12/2014

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Minnesota’s Corn Crop A Mixed Bag

The stalks in Minnesota’s corn fields are close to 7 feet high. The kernels are still developing and if the weather holds up, the ears reach maturity in about a month and a half. That’s when harvesting starts and there are indications of yet another bumper crop.

08/27/2014

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Northeast Hosts Annual Corn And Brat Feed

Northeast Minneapolis is an area that is rich with culture and tradition. And one of those traditions is the annual Corn and Brat Feed hosted by the Northeast Farmer’s Market.

08/16/2014

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Despite The Wet Spring, This Looks To Be A Record Year For Corn

Minnesota farmers are helping to contribute to record breaking harvest predictions for the year. The federal government predicts that Minnesota farmers will produce 1.34 billion bushels of corn this year.

08/13/2014

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Minnesota To Produce 1.34 Billion Bushels Of Corn

The federal government predicts Minnesota farmers will produce 1.34 billion bushels of corn this year, up 40 million bushels from last year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s production outlook for Minnesota also predicts corn yields averaging 168 bushels per acre, up eight bushels from 2013.

08/13/2014

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Corn Recipes

It’s here! The most glorious season of the year, sweet corn season. Dara has her favorite recipes to get you through a couple bushel bags. So get on out there and find your favorite roadside corn-stand, sweet corn is upon us!

07/28/2014

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Corn Recipes

It’s here! The most glorious season of the year, sweet corn season. Dara has her favorite recipes to get you through a couple bushel bags. So get on out there and find your favorite roadside corn-stand, sweet corn is upon us!

07/28/2014

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Most Minnesota Crop Conditions Improve

Most Minnesota crops conditions showed improvement during the past week. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, only potato and hay crop conditions in Minnesota showed a slight decline.

07/14/2014

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Report: Rail Delays Cost Minnesota Farmers

A new report estimates that delays in railroad shipping have cost Minnesota corn, soybean and wheat farmers nearly $100 million. The report was released Thursday at a conference in Alexandria organized by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Edward Usset of the University of Minnesota Center for Farm Financial Management estimates rail delays cost Minnesota corn growers $72 million from March to May. He puts the losses at $18.8 million for soybean growers and $8.5 million for wheat growers.

07/10/2014

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‘Make Or Break’ Week For Some Minnesota Farms

University of Minnesota’s Extension Educator David Nicolai says soybean and corn farmers whose crops were drowned out last month have to get late planting done soon.

07/03/2014

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80-Year-Old Man Rescued From Grain Bin In SE Minn.

An 80-year-old man is recovering after spending hours trapped in a grain bin near Lewiston, Minn. On Thursday at 11 a.m., the Winona County Sheriff’s office was alerted to the incident at a farm along County Road 25.

06/12/2014

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Corn Growers Warn Of Propane Problems

Minnesota corn is three months away from harvest, but the Minnesota Corn Growers Association is encouraging farmers to plan ahead for their propane needs. A propane shortage last winter hit Minnesota farmers and rural homeowners hard. The association has been meeting with industry and government officials to try to prevent a repeat this winter.

06/12/2014

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Corn Emerging In Minnesota Behind Average

Warm weather is helping crops emerge in Minnesota, but corn and soybean development remains behind average. According to the weekly Minnesota crop report, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says 93 percent of the corn crop is planted, which is near the five-year average of 95 percent.

06/02/2014

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St. Paul Couple Create New Vodka

If you’re making a trip to the liquor store this Memorial Day weekend, you may see a new vodka on the shelves. Introduced three weeks ago, it’s made in south Minneapolis and its key ingredients are from Minnesota farms.

05/22/2014

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Limited Corn Planting Begins In SW Minn.

Snow and cold continue to put field work on ice at farms across Minnesota.

04/21/2014

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Spring Fieldwork Off To Late Start In Minnesota

Spring fieldwork is off to a late start because of winter’s stubborn grip on Minnesota. But yields shouldn’t be hurt as long as farmers can get into their fields soon after Easter. Southeastern Minnesota got a fresh dusting of snow Monday. But fieldwork has barely begun. The forecast calls for below-normal temperatures with the possibility of more snow. Yet southern Minnesota is rapidly approaching the traditional start of its ideal period for planting corn.

04/14/2014

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Crop Values Decline On Lower Corn, Soybean Prices

The value of U.S. crops fell 9.8 percent last year as prices declined for major crops, including corn and soybeans, from 2012’s record high levels, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in its annual estimate.

02/17/2014

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Minnesota Corn Harvest Is Nearly Complete

Minnesota farmers have nearly finished their corn harvest despite cold temperatures and snow over the past week.

11/25/2013

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Minn. Corn Harvest Remains Ahead Of Normal Pace

The pace of Minnesota’s corn harvest remains ahead of normal, thanks to the dry weather.
In its weekly crop report, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that Minnesota’s corn harvest is 94 percent complete, remaining a week ahead of normal.

11/18/2013

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Minnesota Corn Harvest Reaches 87 Percent Complete

Minnesota’s corn harvest continues to run ahead of the normal pace after a slow start. In its weekly crops and weather report for Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says the state’s corn harvest advanced 14 percentage points last week to 87 percent complete.

11/12/2013

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