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Local Egg Company Clamors For Super Bowl Ad Time

According to the owners of Locally Laid Eggs, their chickens are known as athletes. Oh, and they’re all named ‘Lola.’ The egg company is one of the finalists in a competition to win free ad time during the Super Bowl. The family farmers were in the Twin Cities Monday in an effort to get out the vote for the contest, which is sponsored by the software company Intuit. Owners Lucy and Jason Amundsen, along with their kids and the Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson, were celebrating the announcement at the Seward Co-Op in south Minneapolis.

11/11/2013

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Tough Harvest Time: Wet Crop, Expensive Propane

This week’s snow has added to an already wet crop, and that means a lot of farmers will rely on grain dryers to dry out their corn. “You can’t dry it, you can’t combine it, and you can’t get it done,” said Peter Leuer of Leuer Farms.

11/07/2013

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Minnesota Farms Are Getting Wired

Minnesota farms are getting wired. New data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show that 71 percent of Minnesota farms now own or lease a computer, a slight increase from 2011.

08/23/2013

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Sen. Franken: Immigration Reform Bill Good For MN

A U.S. senator said a reform bill isn’t just good for our broken immigration system. At the State Capitol Monday afternoon, Sen. Al Franken said the bill is also good for Minnesota farms and businesses.

07/01/2013

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Local, CSA Farms Cultivating Onions, Potatoes & Popularity

With snow on the ground in many areas, it’s hard to think about growing fresh vegetables. But across the Upper Midwest CSA farms are not only thinking about it, they are planting.

05/02/2013

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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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