A lawsuit challenging the University of Minnesota’s exclusive licensing deal for its hot-selling SweeTango apple is ending with a victory for the school and the cooperative that markets the new variety nationwide, although more producers will be able to grow the apple, representatives for both sides told The Associated Press on Monday.
Minnesota’s topsoil moisture has dwindled for the eighth consecutive week due to the continued warm and dry weather.
Minnesota’s apple crop is looking good.
A break in the rains let Minnesota farmers spend more time in their fields last week and the soybean crop improved.
Late blight has surfaced again in potato fields in parts of Minnesota and North Dakota.
The federal government proposed Thursday to reward farmers who use crop insurance and demonstrate good management practices that limit their losses.
Unseasonably warm temperatures and dry conditions early last week have allowed Minnesota’s corn farmers to nearly complete the fall harvest.
Stellar. Remarkable. Fantastic. Those are the words farmers and analysts use to describe the fall harvest.