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.
May Economic Report Suggests Slow Growth Ahead In MidwestSlower economic growth is likely through the end of the third quarter this year for nine Midwestern and Plains states, according to a report issued Monday. The survey report says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index dropped to 50.4 last month from 52.7 in April.
Good Question: What Does CHS Do?The St. Paul Saints played their first game in their new stadium Thursday: CHS Field. The Inver Grove Heights-based Fortune 500 company bought the naming rights to the ballpark last fall, and acknowledged not many people knew who they are. So, what does CHS, Inc. do?
New Buffer Strip Plan Speeds Implementation, Carries FinesLate changes to a plan seeking stricter rules on buffer zones separating farmland and public waterways speeds the timeline for compliance and carries possible fines of up to $500 for violators.
'Buffer Bully'? Dayton Embraces Title In Clean Water PushGov. Mark Dayton has been labeled "the buffer bully" and run into severe resistance with a plan requiring farmers to leave more space between cropland and sensitive waterways.