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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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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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Shock Waves From MF Global Collapse Felt On Farms

Many farmers and ranchers are waiting to learn how much money they’ve lost in the collapse of commodities trading firm MF Global Inc.

12/04/2011

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Country Picnics: A Guide To Pizza On The Farm

While there is plenty of excitement in the city, sometimes it’s nice to head out of town and into the country. As the saying goes, getting there is half the fun. And that is certainly the case when it comes to the drives out from the Twin Cities to these three pizza farms.

10/29/2011

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Report Says Farm Runoff Declining Near Great Lakes

A report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture says farmers are cutting back significantly on the amount of soil and nutrients eroding from fields to the Great Lakes and neighboring waterways.

10/14/2011

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Pumpkin Patch Pickings: A Guide To Pumpkin Farms

The quest for the perfect pumpkin can take you all over the Twin Cities. No matter which direction your map sends you, you’re sure to find a pumpkin farm on the outskirts of where urban ends and country begins.

10/07/2011

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Guide To Dodge Nature Center

Tucked in West St. Paul and Mendota Heights, the Thomas Irvine Dodge Nature Center is one of the first nature centers of Minnesota.

09/17/2011

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More Minnesota School Lunches Are Locally Grown

Minnesota students are eating more fresh, locally grown produce in school lunches this year.

09/09/2011

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Report: Things Looking Up For Minn. Organic Farms

A new report says things are looking up for Minnesota’s organic farms.

08/30/2011

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Report: Minn. Farm Income From Crops Rose In 2010

A new report says median net farm income among Minnesota crop farmers more than doubled in 2010, while livestock farmers became profitable again.

04/08/2011

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Major Fieldwork About 3 Weeks Off On Minn. Farms

It’s going to be about three more weeks before full-scale fieldwork begins on Minnesota farms.

04/04/2011

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Healthy Farm Income Pushes Midwest Economy

Strong farm earnings continue to bolster the economy in rural parts of 10 Midwest and Plains states, according to a new survey of bank CEOs released Thursday.

12/17/2010

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Minn. Farms Get Federal Money For Energy Upgrades

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The federal government is awarding nearly $5 million to help 162 Minnesota farmers and small businesses make energy efficiency improvements. The money comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural […]

11/10/2010

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