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.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is taking the unusual step of resurveying corn, soybean and wheat farmers in four states.
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.
Minnesota farmers are making progress on planting several field crops, thanks to a week of drier, warmer weather.
Let’s face it, for most Minnesotans the cold weather has been reason to whine a bit — but it hasn’t cost us money.
Cold and wet conditions from the fourth snowiest winter on record are keeping Minnesota farmers from getting going on spring planting.
A new report says median net farm income among Minnesota crop farmers more than doubled in 2010, while livestock farmers became profitable again.
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.