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Extreme Drought Has Farmers Hoping For Wet Spring

In the middle of winter, most of us aren’t thinking about drought conditions around the state. But much of Minnesota remains under extreme drought.

02/16/2013

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Minnesota Projected To Harvest Record Corn Crop

Despite the drought that parched much of the rest of the country, 2012 is shaping up as a pleasant surprise for many Minnesota farmers who are expected to harvest record corn and sugarbeet crops.

10/11/2012

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Minn. Corn, Soybean Harvests Outpace 2011

Minnesota’s corn and soybean harvests are advancing well ahead of last year’s pace as well as the five-year averages.

10/09/2012

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Stubborn Drought Maintains Grip On Most Of U.S.

A weekly update on U.S. drought conditions shows the nation’s worst drought in decades slightly worsened in the lower 48 states with the Midwest corn harvest in full swing.

09/27/2012

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Good MN Corn Crop Won’t Slow Expected Surge In Food Prices

Hold onto your wallets as food prices will definitely be climbing in the coming weeks and months.

07/10/2012

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‘Golden Lining’ Of 2012’s Weather: Honey Crop

One good result of this year’s extreme weather in Minnesota is a bumper crop of honey from local bee farmers.

07/05/2012

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Minn. Farms Hit By Flooding, Hail Risk Huge Crop Loss

The recent storms that have hit much of the state, didn’t just impact homeowners and businesses. Farmers south and west of the Twin Cities have experienced extensive flood and hail damage. Now, some corn and soybean fields won’t bounce back.

06/28/2012

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Minnesotans Baking In Wednesday’s Heat

Temperatures around the state are pushing the mid- to upper-90s with dew points expected to reach a downright tropical feel by Wednesday night. Whether you’re working in it, or simply outside enjoying summer, some common sense will keep you from trouble.

06/27/2012

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Rains Boost Topsoil Moisture Across Minnesota

Widespread rains gave a boost to topsoil moisture across Minnesota last week, but crop conditions remained relatively unchanged.

06/18/2012

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Minn. Farmers Make Big Advance Planting Soybeans

Warm weather is helping Minnesota farmers make rapid progress planting soybeans.

05/21/2012

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Rain Slows Fieldwork In Parts Of Minnesota

Rain and thunderstorms slowed fieldwork in some parts of Minnesota this past week.

05/07/2012

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Farmers In Midwest Warned To Buy Crop Insurance

A relatively snow-free winter in the Upper Midwest has some officials worried about damage to agriculture if the dry weather persists into spring planting.

02/17/2012

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Dry Fall Weather Could Do Long-Term Damage To Lawns

It’s the driest autumn on record in Minnesota — a record that goes back about 140 years.

11/30/2011

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Officials Tallying Impact Of Freeze On Minn. Crops

While a deep freeze has ended the growing season across parts of Minnesota, agricultural officials say they’re still trying to determine how deeply it will hurt corn and soybean yields.

09/19/2011

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Minn. Corn, Soybean Crops To Be Smaller Than 2010

Minnesota corn and soybean production is projected to be smaller than last year’s bumper crop due to less favorable weather.

08/11/2011

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