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Report: Rail Delays Cost Minnesota Farmers

A new report estimates that delays in railroad shipping have cost Minnesota corn, soybean and wheat farmers nearly $100 million. The report was released Thursday at a conference in Alexandria organized by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Edward Usset of the University of Minnesota Center for Farm Financial Management estimates rail delays cost Minnesota corn growers $72 million from March to May. He puts the losses at $18.8 million for soybean growers and $8.5 million for wheat growers.

07/10/2014

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Borlaug, ‘U’ Grad & Green Revolution Pioneer, Immortalized At US Capitol

The father of the so-called Green Revolution has a permanent home in the U.S. Capitol. Lawmakers unveiled a statue of Norman Borlaug on Tuesday in a ceremony on what would have been his 100th birthday. The Iowa native and University of Minnesota graduate is credited with saving as many as 1 billion people from hunger by creating a type of wheat that was disease resistant and high-yielding.

03/25/2014

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Sprouted Wheat Becoming A Trend In Healthy Eating

With each year, there seems to be a new wave of food trends. One foot item you may have been seeing pop up a lot more often is sprouted wheat. Not many are aware of what that even entails, so WCCO’s Natalie Nyhus talked with dietician Christina Meyer-Jax to get a better feel for the grain.

03/11/2014

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Should You Switch To A Gluten-Free Diet?

It isn’t terribly difficult these days to find gluten-free products on store shelves. People with celiac disease need to get gluten completely out of their diets, but there are still others who are simply gluten intolerant.

07/08/2013

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Drought Holds Its Grip As Growers Pivot To Wheat

The worst U.S. drought in decades showed little sign of easing last week as farmers closed out their corn and soybean harvests and turned their attention to winter wheat, which has been struggling to break through the moisture-starved soil in some states, according to a weekly report.

10/25/2012

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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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Planting Of Corn Crop Nearly Half Complete

Minnesota farmers continued planting crops ahead of the average — and Minnesota’s corn crop is nearly half planted.

04/30/2012

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Some Farmers Planting Spring Wheat In Warm Weather

Mike Bergeron started sowing wheat on his farm in northwestern Minnesota on St. Patrick’s Day. One week earlier, he was towing two of his daughters on a sled behind his snowmobile.

03/20/2012

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Upper Midwest Winter Wheat Lacks Snow, Still OK

The lack of snow in the Upper Midwest is causing some concern among winter wheat farmers.

02/20/2012

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Upper Midwest Wheat Crop Smaller Than Last Year

Wheat industry officials in the Upper Midwest say that in general, this year’s crop produced fewer bushels than last year’s, but quality was better.

09/20/2011

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Development Of Minn. Crops Advances Significantly

The development of Minnesota’s major crops has advanced significantly thanks to last week’s high heat and humidity.

07/25/2011

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New St. Paul Greenhouse To Combat Wheat Diseases

Federal agencies have broken ground in St. Paul for a state-of-the-art greenhouse that will help combat a growing threat to the world’s wheat and barley supplies.

06/13/2011

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Scientists: ‘Super’ Wheat To Boost Food Security

Scientists say they’re close to producing new “super varieties” of wheat that will resist a virulent fungus while boosting yields up to 15 percent, potentially easing a deadly threat to the world’s food supply.

06/10/2011

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‘U’ To Get Part Of Major Wheat Research Grant

The University of Minnesota is getting part of a $25 million grant to develop new wheat and barley varieties that will better withstand the stresses from climate change.

01/13/2011

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