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.
Pumpkin At Wisconsin Festival Named Biggest In North AmericaThe massive pumpkin broke a record at the Cedarburg Wine and Harvest Festival. It weighed in at more than 2,000 pounds and is now the biggest pumpkin of record in North America.
Report Says Mississippi River Commerce Worth $400 BillionA report released at a gathering of mayors in Dubuque finds that commerce along the Mississippi River generates more than $400 billion and supports 1.3 million jobs. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service coordinated the report, which was released Wednesday at a gathering of more than two dozen mayors in Dubuque.
Minnesota Corn, Soybean Development Ahead Of Last YearAccording to the USDA's weekly crop report Monday, 65 percent of Minnesota's corn acreage was in or beyond dent stage. That's 10 days ahead of last year and six days ahead of the five-year average.
Minnesota's Small-Grain Harvest Makes Substantial ProgressMinnesota's small-grain farmers are making substantial harvest progress while the state's corn and soybean crops are in great shape.
Farmers Anticipating Bumper Crop Of Sweet CornJust the right amount of sun and rain this summer has set up a prime sweet corn crop. Farmers are excited about soil conditions and other factors that have led to what should be a bumper crop for sweet corn.
Minnesota Soybean Development Remains Ahead Of Last YearMinnesota's soybean and small grains continue developing well ahead of last year's pace.
Wet Weather Hampers Hay Harvest But Good For Soil MoistureWet weather and high humidity across North Dakota over the past week has delayed the hay harvest and spraying of newly planted crops. But the Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that the precipitation has been good for soil moisture and stock water supplies.
Homeowners Begin Cleanup After Massive Fly InfestationEarlier this month we told you about some Isanti County families who were dealing with a serious fly issue. Homeowners along County Road 42 were dealing with a major fly infestation.
Hemp Welcomed Back Into Minnesota Crop Mix On Small ScaleA once-banished crop could soon sprout legally again in select Minnesota farm fields. Minnesota lawmakers have given a small nod to growth of hemp plants that lead to oils, lotions, seeds, rope fibers and other industrial uses.
Lawmakers Go Public With Budget Agreements Made In PrivateConcrete details about incomplete parts of a new Minnesota government budget are surfacing ahead of a coming special session. An education plan negotiated in private but posted publicly on Friday shows schools are in line for a sizable increase in per-pupil allowances.
Minnesota Corn, Soybean Crop Development Ahead Of AverageAccording to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 95 percent of Minnesota's corn crop has emerged. That's 17 days ahead of last year and 16 days ahead of average.