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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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Minnesota Wineries Struggling Due To Wet Weather

The wet summer weather may just have an impact on your glass of wine. Some of Minnesota’s grape growers are now dealing with damaging effects of a long stretch of humidity and rain.

08/05/2011

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Sweet Corn Back On Track After Wet Weather

This spring, the wet weather really put corn farmers behind schedule. But now locally-grown sweet corn is at the store and the farmers markets, and the overall crop is looking pretty good.

08/04/2011

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Minn. Crops Thrive In Heat, Humidity

Minnesota crops developed quickly in the heat and humidity last week.

08/01/2011

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Development Of Minn. Crops Advances Significantly

The development of Minnesota’s major crops has advanced significantly thanks to last week’s high heat and humidity.

07/25/2011

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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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