Federal Checks Salvage Otherwise Dreadful Year For US FarmersThanks to the government paying nearly 40% of their income, U.S. farmers are expected to end 2020 with higher profit than 2019 and the best net income in seven years, the Department of Agriculture said in its latest farm income forecast.
After Rep. Peterson's Defeat, Agriculture Industry Could See Shakeup On Capitol HillThe reelection defeat of U.S. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson in Minnesota and some key retirements mean a shakeup is coming for the industry on Capitol Hill, with power likely to shift from the Midwest to the South and the coasts.
'They Are Full Of Passion And Energy': Sen. Tina Smith Pushing To Help Younger, Struggling FarmersSen. Tina Smith says she wants to help Minnesota farmers struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sen. Tina Smith And Jason Lewis Debate Minnesota Agriculture, Health CareJust three months away from Election Day, the Minnesota candidates for the U.S. Senate seat went head-to-head in a debate.
Christensen Farms, A Minnesota Company, Got The Most Aid From Iowa Hog Disposal ProgramOne influential pork company has received most of the money from an Iowa program designed to support farmers who euthanized their hogs after the coronavirus devastated their industry, newly released data shows.
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.