Snow Could Reduce Corn Harvest In Upper MidwestThe season's first snowstorm could be bad news for farmers in the Upper Midwest where corn remains in fields.
Minnesota To Pay Farmers For Leaving Corn StalksMinnesota officials are offering to pay farmers who leave corn stalks standing along highways this winter to help keep snow from drifting. The state Department of Transportation says stalks can break the wind's force and limit snow from blowing onto roads.
Minnesota Crop Projections Slip From Last Forecast
Minnesota Corn Crop Should Be Larger Than ExpectedMinnesota's corn crop should be larger than first expected. But while the U.S. Department of Agriculture says record yields will be set in 18 states, Minnesota isn't one of them.
Minnesota's Corn Crop A Mixed BagThe stalks in Minnesota's corn fields are close to 7 feet high. The kernels are still developing and if the weather holds up, the ears reach maturity in about a month and a half. That's when harvesting starts and there are indications of yet another bumper crop.
Northeast Hosts Annual Corn And Brat FeedNortheast Minneapolis is an area that is rich with culture and tradition. And one of those traditions is the annual Corn and Brat Feed hosted by the Northeast Farmer's Market.
Despite The Wet Spring, This Looks To Be A Record Year For CornMinnesota farmers are helping to contribute to record breaking harvest predictions for the year. The federal government predicts that Minnesota farmers will produce 1.34 billion bushels of corn this year.
Minnesota To Produce 1.34 Billion Bushels Of Corn The federal government predicts Minnesota farmers will produce 1.34 billion bushels of corn this year, up 40 million bushels from last year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's production outlook for Minnesota also predicts corn yields averaging 168 bushels per acre, up eight bushels from 2013.
Most Minnesota Crop Conditions ImproveMost Minnesota crops conditions showed improvement during the past week. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, only potato and hay crop conditions in Minnesota showed a slight decline.
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.
'Make Or Break' Week For Some Minnesota FarmsUniversity of Minnesota's Extension Educator David Nicolai says soybean and corn farmers whose crops were drowned out last month have to get late planting done soon.
80-Year-Old Man Rescued From Grain Bin In SE Minn. An 80-year-old man is recovering after spending hours trapped in a grain bin near Lewiston, Minn. On Thursday at 11 a.m., the Winona County Sheriff's office was alerted to the incident at a farm along County Road 25.
Corn Growers Warn Of Propane Problems Minnesota corn is three months away from harvest, but the Minnesota Corn Growers Association is encouraging farmers to plan ahead for their propane needs. A propane shortage last winter hit Minnesota farmers and rural homeowners hard. The association has been meeting with industry and government officials to try to prevent a repeat this winter.
Corn Emerging In Minnesota Behind Average Warm weather is helping crops emerge in Minnesota, but corn and soybean development remains behind average. According to the weekly Minnesota crop report, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says 93 percent of the corn crop is planted, which is near the five-year average of 95 percent.
St. Paul Couple Create New VodkaIf you're making a trip to the liquor store this Memorial Day weekend, you may see a new vodka on the shelves. Introduced three weeks ago, it's made in south Minneapolis and its key ingredients are from Minnesota farms.