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.
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.
Minnesota farmers continue to make progress on the corn and soybean harvests.
Dry conditions have Minnesota officials urging farmers to take precautions to avoid causing fires as they harvest their crops.
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.
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.
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.
Warm weather is helping Minnesota farmers make rapid progress planting soybeans.
Minnesota farmers continued planting crops ahead of the average — and Minnesota’s corn crop is nearly half planted.
Minnesota farmers continue spring planting at a torrid pace, despite a temperature cool-down last week.
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.
“Got milk?” is getting to be a difficult question when it comes to organic.
The nonprofit Farm Rescue organization is accepting requests for spring planting help from farmers in the Dakotas, Minnesota and eastern Montana.
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.
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.