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U Of M announces Top 10 Plants That Changed Minn.

The University of Minnesota has issued a list of the top 10 plants that have changed Minnesota and how its people live today.

05/30/2012

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Minn. Farmers Make Big Advance Planting Soybeans

Warm weather is helping Minnesota farmers make rapid progress planting soybeans.

05/21/2012

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Minn. Farmers Intend To Plant Record Corn Acres

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Minnesota farmers intend to plant an estimated 8.7 million acres of corn, up 7 percent from last year.

03/30/2012

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Minn. Farmer To Testify On MF Global Collapse

A Minnesota farmer told a Senate panel Tuesday he wants to know what became of $253,000 of his money that’s gone missing in the collapse of commodities trading firm MF Global Inc.

12/13/2011

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Warm, Dry Weather Speeds Minn. Soybean Harvest

Unusually warm temperatures and continued dry conditions helped Minnesota soybean farmers make significant progress on the harvest this past week.

10/11/2011

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Minnesota Soybean Farmers Make Rapid Progress

Warm, dry weather has helped Minnesota farmers make rapid progress on the soybean harvest.

10/03/2011

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Field Fires Keep Firefighters Busy Near Fairmont

Fire departments in southern Minnesota had their hands full as gusty winds whipped up fires through dried corn and soybean fields. At least a half-dozen field fires were reported early Thursday afternoon in Martin County.

09/29/2011

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Early Freeze Hurts Northern Plains Soybean Crop

Last week’s early frost and freeze in some pockets of the northern Plains halted the growing season of an already immature soybean crop, but farmers say the damage does not appear to be widespread.

09/21/2011

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Minn. Crops Showing Stress Due To Lack Of Moisture

Crops are starting to show signs of stress as Minnesota’s topsoil moisture continues to decline.

09/06/2011

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Hot, Dry Weather Helps Minnesota Crops Develop

In its weekly crop weather report for Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday that 5.1 days were suitable for fieldwork last week, the second-highest number of the season.

07/05/2011

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China’s Growing Appetite For Minnesota Soybeans

It’s been a cold, rainy spring but finally, Minnesota farmers have most of their crops in the ground. The success of Minnesota’s soybean season is being watched very closely half a world away.

06/27/2011

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Drier, Warmer Weather Helps Minn. Crops Progress

Minnesota farmers are making progress on planting several field crops, thanks to a week of drier, warmer weather.

06/06/2011

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China’s $6B Soybean Buy Benefits Minnesota

China’s recent purchases of more than $6.6 billion in U.S. soybeans is being called good for Minnesota, one of the largest soybean producing states.

01/28/2011

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Chinese Ag Trade Delegation To Visit Minnesota

Minnesota agriculture officials host a trade delegation from China this week.

01/18/2011

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Lower Corn, Soybean Output Sends Prices Surging

A surprising drop in the U.S. corn and soybean crop sent grain prices surging to their highest level in 2 1/2 years Wednesday. The price increases stoked concerns about higher food prices and tighter supplies of feedstock for food and biofuels.

01/12/2011

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