Crops

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Hot Hogs, Flooded Fields Hamper Farmers

Inside Neil Koepp’s hog barns south of Belle Plaine, even the gentle breezes can’t quell the sweltering summer heat. He’s raising 6,200 hogs for market and they would normally be eating a lot of feed.

07/19/2011

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USDA To Resurvey Farmers In 4 States This Month

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is taking the unusual step of resurveying corn, soybean and wheat farmers in four states.

07/06/2011

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Farmers Have Soggy Fields With More Rain In Forecast

With more rain in the forecast this week, Minnesota farmers are fighting a continuing battle to grow their crops and people are once again keeping a watchful eye on some swelling rivers.

06/20/2011

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Drier, Warmer Weather Helps Minn. Crops Progress

Minnesota farmers are making progress on planting several field crops, thanks to a week of drier, warmer weather.

06/06/2011

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Slow Spring Costing Farmers, Builders Money

Let’s face it, for most Minnesotans the cold weather has been reason to whine a bit — but it hasn’t cost us money.

04/21/2011

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Cold, Wet Keep Minn. Farmers From Spring Planting

Cold and wet conditions from the fourth snowiest winter on record are keeping Minnesota farmers from getting going on spring planting.

04/18/2011

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Report: Minn. Farm Income From Crops Rose In 2010

A new report says median net farm income among Minnesota crop farmers more than doubled in 2010, while livestock farmers became profitable again.

04/08/2011

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USDA Funds Research On Crops And Climate Change

The federal government is investing $60 million in three major studies on the effects of climate change on crops and forests to help ensure farmers and foresters can continue producing food and timber while trying to limit the impact of a changing environment.

03/21/2011

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