Grain Surplus, Strong Dollar Could Hamper Record Growing SeasonAs a stiff, southern breeze shimmers a ripening field of soybeans, fall harvest cannot be far behind. This summer's growing season is about as close to perfect as it gets for grain farmers like Bruce Peterson of Northfield.
Minnesota Takes Slow Route On Hemp, Frustrating Some FarmersFarmers anxious to grow hemp as part of a newly authorized Minnesota pilot project are expressing frustration after being told by state regulators that chance won't come soon.
WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Farmers Market In MinnesotaWith buzz words like "sustainable," "grass-fed" and "natural," farmers markets are truly farm to table. And your favorite place to eat the food grown in rural Minnesota is right in the heart of our urban center -- the Minneapolis Farmers Market. Farmers markets give us a chance to buy food fresh and local.
US Expects To Pay Farmers $191 Million For Birds Lost To FluThe U.S. government expects to spend $191 million to pay chicken and turkey farmers for birds lost to avian flu, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday as he called for Congress to consider a disaster program for poultry producers similar to that for other livestock farmers.
Farmers Restocking Their Flocks As Bird Flu Winds DownMidwest poultry producers are growing turkeys again. Minnesota lost 9 million turkeys and chickens to bird flu. Now, 37 of its farms have been cleared to restock.
Good Question: What Does CHS Do?The St. Paul Saints played their first game in their new stadium Thursday: CHS Field. The Inver Grove Heights-based Fortune 500 company bought the naming rights to the ballpark last fall, and acknowledged not many people knew who they are. So, what does CHS, Inc. do?
New Buffer Strip Plan Speeds Implementation, Carries FinesLate changes to a plan seeking stricter rules on buffer zones separating farmland and public waterways speeds the timeline for compliance and carries possible fines of up to $500 for violators.
Minnesota Farmers Planting Soybeans At Near-Record PaceMinnesota farmers are planting soybeans at a near-record pace.
'Buffer Bully'? Dayton Embraces Title In Clean Water PushGov. Mark Dayton has been labeled "the buffer bully" and run into severe resistance with a plan requiring farmers to leave more space between cropland and sensitive waterways.
Dry Spring Has Farmers Ahead Of ScheduleDry conditions continue to plague much of Minnesota, with seasonal rainfall far below normal. The problem is most severe in the northwestern part of the state, where farm fields are crying for much-needed moisture.
Minnesota Turkey Farmer Shares Story Of Stress, HopeMinnesota turkey farmers are on edge, trying to stop the spread of an avian flu that's killed millions of birds. Scott Heymer is the owner of Red Bridge Farms in Princeton. He's been in the turkey business for nearly 40 years, with about 60,000 turkeys on his farm
Dayton Outlines Possible Loan Program For Turkey FarmersGov. Mark Dayton says the state may set up a low-interest loan program for farmers hit by a deadly bird flu outbreak. Fifty-six farms had been hit with the virus as of Tuesday, costing farmers more than 3.3 million birds.