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Farming

Freeze Could End Growing Season For Immature Crops

A freeze could stop the growing season in the upper Midwest as far south as Nebraska and Iowa, leaving farmers in a difficult situation because much of the region’s corn and soybean fields are not quite ready for harvest.

10/04/2014

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Despite The Wet Spring, This Looks To Be A Record Year For Corn

Minnesota farmers are helping to contribute to record breaking harvest predictions for the year. The federal government predicts that Minnesota farmers will produce 1.34 billion bushels of corn this year.

08/13/2014

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Minnesota To Produce 1.34 Billion Bushels Of Corn

The federal government predicts Minnesota farmers will produce 1.34 billion bushels of corn this year, up 40 million bushels from last year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s production outlook for Minnesota also predicts corn yields averaging 168 bushels per acre, up eight bushels from 2013.

08/13/2014

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MN Farmers Brace For Russian Food Ban

Minnesota farmers are bracing after Russia imposed a U.S. food ban in reaction to sanctions. Exports are important for Minnesota farmers, who grow more food than they can use. The ban, which is now in effect, means even more surplus food and lost revenue.

08/07/2014

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Most Minnesota Crop Conditions Improve

Most Minnesota crops conditions showed improvement during the past week. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, only potato and hay crop conditions in Minnesota showed a slight decline.

07/14/2014

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‘Make Or Break’ Week For Some Minnesota Farms

University of Minnesota’s Extension Educator David Nicolai says soybean and corn farmers whose crops were drowned out last month have to get late planting done soon.

07/03/2014

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Minnesota Farmers Intend To Plant More Soybeans

A government report says Minnesota farmers plan to plant more soybeans in 2014 but the same amount of corn as last year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that Minnesota farmers plan to plant 8.6 million acres of corn, unchanged from 2013.

03/31/2014

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Crop Values Decline On Lower Corn, Soybean Prices

The value of U.S. crops fell 9.8 percent last year as prices declined for major crops, including corn and soybeans, from 2012’s record high levels, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in its annual estimate.

02/17/2014

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Minn.’s Dayton Showcases Trade Pact With Taiwan

A Taiwanese agriculture delegation on a visit to Minnesota has formalized a letter of intent to purchase $3.5 billion in U.S.-grown soybeans and corn over the next two years. It’s not clear what share of that Minnesota farmers will fulfill.

09/13/2013

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Minnesota Soybean Launches Research Website

The Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council has launched a new website to showcase cutting-edge research. The council says Mnsoybeanresearch.com features the latest in checkoff-funded research to provide Minnesota farmers with new, more efficient and profitable ways to improve soybean yields, quality and environmental performance.

08/21/2013

Farming, Crops, Corn

Warm, Dry Weather Helps Minnesota’s Crops Catch Up

A long stretch of warm, dry weather last week helped Minnesota’s crops catch up on growing.

07/08/2013

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Minn. Farmers Creep Ahead With Remaining Planting

In its weekly crops and weather report for Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that a statewide average of 3.6 days were suitable for fieldwork last week, a slight improvement from recent weeks.

06/18/2013

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Corn Crop Hindered By Wet Weather

Ed McNamara has been farming in Goodhue County for 36 years. As the old saying goes, he’s used to seeing corn knee-high by the Fourth of July. This year, he may not see it at all. “We’ve had wet periods but we’ve always been able to get a crop in. This is the first time that we’ve ever not been able to get the whole crop in,” McNamara said.

06/10/2013

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After Recovering From Drought, Farmers Now Reeling From All The Rain

Wet weather has put some farmers way behind schedule. Corn and soybeans have been a struggle this year, so has alfalfa.

06/07/2013

Corn Generic

MN Farmers Who’ve Delayed Planting Face Decisions

Minnesota farmers who have had trouble completing their spring planting due to a muddy May are facing some important decisions this month, and grain prices are rising as traders worry that yields will be hurt by the late finish to the planting season.

06/04/2013

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