Minnesota Farmers Make Big Gains In Soybean, Beet HarvestsMinnesota farmers were able to harvest more than one-third of their soybean and sugar beet crops during an ideal week for fieldwork. According to the USDA's weekly Minnesota crop report, there were 6.4 days suitable for fieldwork for the week that ended Sunday.
Taiwan To Spend $2.4 Billion On MN Exports Through 2017Minnesota has forged a multi-billion dollar partnership with Taiwan, as Taiwanese trade officials and business leaders signed agreement letters to buy agricultural products from Minnesota farmers.
Grain Surplus, Strong Dollar Could Hamper Record Growing SeasonAs a stiff, southern breeze shimmers a ripening field of soybeans, fall harvest cannot be far behind. This summer's growing season is about as close to perfect as it gets for grain farmers like Bruce Peterson of Northfield.
Minnesota Farmers Welcome Rain As Crop Development AdvancesMinnesota farmers have generally welcomed the recent rain despite high winds and hail in some areas. In its weekly crop progress and condition report for Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that topsoil moisture supplies are rated 87 percent adequate, 10 percent surplus, and only 3 percent short.
Minnesota Farmers Planting Soybeans At Near-Record PaceMinnesota farmers are planting soybeans at a near-record pace.
Sheriff: Man, 31, Stole $5K In Soybeans From Grain Bin 31-year-old Elysian man was arrested April 10 and is accused of stealing $5,000 worth of soybeans from a grain bin in rural Waterville, according to the Le Sueur County Sheriff's Office.
Minnesota Farmers Expect To Plant Record Soybean AcreageMinnesota farmers plan to plant a record amount of soybeans this spring, as well as more corn than last year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Minnesota soybean producers expect to plant 7.5 million acres of soybeans, compared with 7.35 million acres last year. That's in line with national projections for record high soybean acreage this year.
USDA: Minnesota Corn Production Slips In 2014Minnesota's corn harvest in 2014 slipped from the previous year, but soybean production was up. Updated estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Monday say Minnesota's corn production was 1.18 billion bushels.
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.
Despite The Wet Spring, This Looks To Be A Record Year For CornMinnesota 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.
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.
MN Farmers Brace For Russian Food BanMinnesota 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.