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Minn. Farmers Still Waiting To Start Field Work

Despite the sudden warm weather, Minnesota farmers are still waiting for the chance to get into their fields.

04/29/2013

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Minn. Soil Moisture Levels Recharge Between Frosts

Minnesota’s farmers got little fieldwork accomplished this past week as winter continues to resist surrendering to spring.

04/22/2013

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Minn. House Backs Water Fee Hikes

Democrats in the Minnesota House and Senate are looking for new ways to collect money. If their latest plan passes, that glass of water from your kitchen faucet may be getting more expensive.

04/19/2013

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USDA: Highest Corn Acreage Since 1936 Expected

Farmers intend to plant 97.3 million acres of corn this year, the most since 1936, the USDA’s spring planting survey said Thursday. The survey said the 2013 corn planting forecast is up slightly from last year’s 97.2 million acres.

03/28/2013

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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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Without A Farm Bill Milk Prices Could Skyrocket

With dust clouds rising on another fall harvest, Minnesota’s dairy farmers are getting swallowed up in it.

10/03/2012

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Minn. Farmers Make Quick Progress On Harvest

Minnesota farmers continue to make rapid progress on corn and soybean harvests, thanks to dry weather.

10/01/2012

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Opinion: Obama Is Trying To Buy The Hispanic And Female Vote With Another Government Giveaway

Conveniently-timed for Obama’s reelection, the Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Resolution program began September 24, 2012 – just a month-and-a-half before the election. Apparently the Obama administration did not care about this alleged injustice to females and Hispanics any time in the past three-and-a-half years. It just happened to be thought about and addressed now – just before voters pull the lever.

09/27/2012

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Raw Milk Trial Underway In Minneapolis

A Hennepin County courtroom is a long way from the dairy herds of central Minnesota. But it’s where the issue of food safety hangs in the balance with consumers rights. Specifically, it’s about farmer’s right to sell raw milk to members of a co-op or “private” food club.

09/17/2012

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Minnesota Farmers Make Harvest Progress

Minnesota farmers continue to make progress on the corn and soybean harvests.

09/17/2012

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DNR Urges Minn. Farmers To Take Fire Precautions

Dry conditions have Minnesota officials urging farmers to take precautions to avoid causing fires as they harvest their crops.

09/14/2012

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ND Farmers Want Changes In Crop Insurance Rules

Some Upper Midwest farmers who thought they caught a break when the federal government eased crop insurance rules for land hit by prolonged flooding are finding it isn’t as easy to cash in as they first thought.

09/06/2012

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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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Minnesota’s New Pollution Watchdog Takes Control

The new head of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says he believes voluntary efforts by farmers can help the state move closer to cleaning up the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers.

05/23/2012

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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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Planting Of Corn Crop Nearly Half Complete

Minnesota farmers continued planting crops ahead of the average — and Minnesota’s corn crop is nearly half planted.

04/30/2012

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Minn. Farmers Continue Planting At Rapid Rate

Minnesota farmers continue spring planting at a torrid pace, despite a temperature cool-down last week.

04/17/2012

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Some Farmers Planting Spring Wheat In Warm Weather

Mike Bergeron started sowing wheat on his farm in northwestern Minnesota on St. Patrick’s Day. One week earlier, he was towing two of his daughters on a sled behind his snowmobile.

03/20/2012

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Organic Milk Low As Demand Up And Farmers Struggle

“Got milk?” is getting to be a difficult question when it comes to organic.

02/16/2012

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Farm Rescue Taking Apps For Spring Planting Help

The nonprofit Farm Rescue organization is accepting requests for spring planting help from farmers in the Dakotas, Minnesota and eastern Montana.

02/03/2012

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The Effects Of Warm Weather On Winter Farming

The last three months of last year tied for the second-warmest on record in the Twin Cities, with an average temperature of nearly 41 degrees. Pair that with the lack of snow we’ve seen this season — we’re more than a foot behind average — and that makes for some happy farmers.

01/05/2012

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NM Scientists Develop Drought-Tolerant Alfalfa

With much of the Southwest struggling with drought, many ranchers and dairy farmers are having difficulty finding enough hay for their livestock and making tough choices: pay up to twice as much as last year and ship it in from hundreds of miles away or do without and sell off some of their herd.

01/02/2012

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Minn. Farmer To Testify On MF Global Collapse

A Minnesota farmer told a Senate panel Tuesday he wants to know what became of $253,000 of his money that’s gone missing in the collapse of commodities trading firm MF Global Inc.

12/13/2011

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Mpls. Puts The ‘Farmer’ Back In Farmers Markets

Ever wonder why a pineapple was being sold at your local Minnesota farmers market? Many have, and Minneapolis revised an ordinance to make sure the markets sell more local food, while still keeping the exotic foods, too.

11/09/2011

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