Minnesota Farmers Catching Up On Planting After Late StartThe U.S. Department of Agriculture says Minnesota farmers had 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork last week.
Soy Bean Farmers Decry Trump's 'Trade War' With ChinaMinnesota farmers are not happy with how President Donald Trump’s “trade war” with China is going after Beijing retaliated Wednesday with the announcement of a 25 percent tariff on soy beans.
Restrictions Announced In Minnesota On Herbicide Dicamba UsageMinnesota has announced restrictions on the use of the herbicide dicamba for 2018 in response to complaints by soybean growers across the country that it harmed their crops this year.
Dry Weather Allows Farmers To Start Soybean HarvestParts of Minnesota have been dry enough lately to allow farmers to begin harvesting soybeans.
USDA Says Minnesota Had Record Year In Corn, SoybeansFinal tallies from the U.S. Department of Agriculture confirm that Minnesota farmers harvested record corn and soybean crops in 2015. The USDA's final estimates are close to what the agency had been projecting for several months.
USDA Forecasts Record Corn, Soybean Crops In MinnesotaWith Minnesota's fall harvest nearly over, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has boosted forecasts for what were already expected to be record corn and soybean crops.
Minnesota Farmers Making Good Progress On Corn HarvestDespite a week of having the fewest days suitable for fieldwork in a month, Minnesota farmers continue making progress in the harvest. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in the weekly Minnesota crop report only 5.3 days were suitable for fieldwork in the week ending Sunday.
Corn Harvest Ahead Of Normal In MinnesotaMinnesota farmers took advantage of ideal weather last week to double their progress in harvesting corn. According to the USDA's weekly crop report, Minnesota saw 6.6 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday.
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.