For Some Minnesota Farmers, Their Presidential Vote In 2020 May Come Down To BusinessFor them the daily struggle to stay in business is what drives them to the polls. For the past few years they've been dealing with rough weather and lower prices for their crops that make it tough to turn a profit.
Some US Farmers Get Reprieve At End Of Challenging YearFarmers in major crop producing states whose planting was interrupted by wet weather are starting to rally, although a season that started poorly in some northern tier states is ending even worse.
5-Year, $867B Farm Bill Headed To Trump's DeskThe bill reauthorizes agriculture and conservation programs, funds trade programs, expands support for struggling dairy farmers and legalizes the cultivation of industrial hemp.
After Late Start, Farmers Ahead Of Schedule On PlantingMinnesota's spring wheat is 93 percent planted -- that's two days ahead of the five-year average.
DNR Rejects Request For Additional Review Of Potato Farm ExpansionThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has rejected a request for additional environmental review of a large potato grower's expansion plans.
Chicken Farm Expansion Ruffles Neighbors' FeathersForsman Farms of Cokato wants to build a new facility in Stockholm Township that would house more than a million chickens. But neighbors say that would have a negative effect on their quality of life.
U Of M Gets $25K Grant To Fund Beekeeping TeamNorth Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has awarded nearly $110,000 in grants for five honey bee projects. The largest grant is nearly $27,000 to the North Dakota Beekeeper's Association for promotion, outreach and education.
Minnesota AG Commissioner Reflects On Trip To CubaMinnesota's Commissioner of Agriculture, Dave Frederickson, admits he was a little apprehensive going to back to Cuba. The last time he was there, he was in the service.
Finding Minnesota: Red Wing Man's Model Tractors Show Decades Of Skill, ArtistryPete Freiheit was a farm kid who developed a love for history -- most of all the tractors used on his farm. So he started tinkering with some tools and built a few model tractors -- thousands of them, actually.
Dayton Announces Statewide Water Quality SummitGov. Mark Dayton has announced plans to convene a statewide water quality summit in February. Dayton announced the summit Saturday at annual meetings of the Minnesota Farm Bureau and the Minnesota Farmers Union.
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.
About 2,000 Have Filed Suits Against SyngentaAbout 2,000 farmers, grain handlers and corn exporters have filed lawsuits against Swiss biotechnology company Syngenta now that a federal judge has ruled their cases have merit to move forward.
30-Day Comment Period On Wild Rice Standards Now OpenThe Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has opened a 30-day public comment period on proposed changes to the state's water quality standards for protecting wild rice. State law currently limits discharges of sulfates into wild rice waters to 10 milligrams per liter.
Minnesota Propane Supplies Should Be Adequate This WinterMinnesota propane supplies are expected to be adequate this winter, easing any concerns about a repeat of the shortages that hit much of the Midwest in 2013-14. The Energy Information Administration said Monday that U.S. propane inventories are at an all-time high.
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.