Solar Advocates Tout Multiple Benefits, Opportunities To Diversify Crop ProductionResearchers are growing silflower at nine solar installations in the Minneapolis area, testing its potential as an oilseed crop. The deep-rooted perennial also offers forage for livestock and desperately needed habitat for bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.
Minnesota Farmers 'Pleasantly Surprised' By Strong Crop Yields Despite DroughtThat was a bad year for Minnesota farmers and many have been anticipating a challenging harvest season. But that’s not necessarily the case.
Minnesota Farmers Relieved Over Weekend Rain, But Aren’t Celebrating YetMinnesota farms finally got the rain relief they’ve been waiting on for over a month and they’re seeing some immediate effects.
Minnesota Farmers Worry As Drought Continues To Dry Out CropsThe lack of a good rain-soaking for more than two weeks is making Minnesota farmers worried. It’s a problem that farmer Dave Marquardt is starting to see happen in certain parts of his own cornfields.
Millions Of Dollars Lost As Hail Storm Destroys Crops In Western MNThe hail storm was up to 60 miles long and six miles wide, and when it came to crop destruction it didn’t discriminate.
USDA: Corn Behind Schedule For Minnesota Crop FarmersThe USDA says only 56% of Minnesota's corn was planted-- and 10 days behind the five-year average. This compares to the five-year average of planting 83% of the corn.
Bill Pushes To Boost Funding For Minnesota Crop ProgramA University of Minnesota research program that aims to develop environmentally-friendly alternatives to corn and soybeans could get an extra $5 million a year funding boost under a new bill.
Summer Heat Gives Boost To Sweet CornWhether you buy sweet corn in the middle of the city, or on the side of a country road, now is the time to get it.
Corn Harvest 90 Percent Complete, But Still Behind ScheduleMinnesota farmers have now harvested about 90 percent of the state's corn crop as the season approaches its close.
Dry Weather Allows Farmers To Start Soybean HarvestParts of Minnesota have been dry enough lately to allow farmers to begin harvesting soybeans.
Warm Weather Helps Corn, Soybean Crops MatureWarm conditions this past week helped Minnesota's corn and soybean crops to mature and fueled a rapid harvest pace for dry beans.
With Planting Nearly Done, Minn. Farmers Want SunshineMinnesota farmers could use some warm, sunny days to speed crop development and get the last of their planting done.
Cold, Rain Hinder Minnesota Farmers' FieldworkA cold, wet week limited Minnesota farmers to less than three days suitable for fieldwork.
Minnesota Farmers Make Rapid Progress During Warm, Dry WeekWarm, dry weather across Minnesota last week let farmers get caught up on their planting — and then some.
Fall Harvest Mostly Over, But Some Still Finishing FieldworkThe fall harvest is over in much of Minnesota, but some producers are still hoping to finish out their harvesting and final fieldwork as weather conditions allow.