Minnesota Farmers Already Sowing Some Oats, Spring WheatMinnesota farmers have sown some oats and spring wheat, but the U.S. Department of Agriculture says cool temperatures and precipitation have limited any planting in earnest so far.
Minnesota Farmers Get Jump On Small Grain PlantingAlthough only 3.5 days were suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, the U.S. Department of Natural Resources says small grain planting by Minnesota farmers is 3.5 weeks ahead of last year's pace.
DeRusha Eats: CrapolaIt started as a joke, an offhanded remark about granola between an Ely man and his wife. Eight years later, that joke has turned into a full time job and a company with a name you won't forget: Crapola.
Need A Quick Workout Recovery? Try OatsDo you exercise a lot but need a long time to recover from your workout? A new study suggests something you eat could help you recover faster. A University of Minnesota study found a compound in oats helped to stop inflammation after strenuous exercise for women over 50.
More Trains Carrying Oil Causes MN Grain ShortageA boom in using trains to ship oil to Minnesota could cause a shortage at the breakfast table. The Wall Street Journal reports that Canada is months behind in grain shipments, as railroads have been shipping more oil instead.
Shakopee Energy Plant Explosion Damaged Two Silos, Cause Still UnknownThe city of Shakopee is giving the all-clear after a plant explosion rocked the city south of Minneapolis.
Minn. Small-Grain Farmers Make Harvest ProgressLimited rain helped Minnesota's small-grain producers make progress on harvesting while development of the corn crop is catching up to the averages.