Despite Rain, Minnesota Farmers Make Corn Progress Minnesota farmers have been able to make gains planting corn, despite continued wet and cool weather. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 20 percent of Minnesota's corn crop was planted last week.
Planting Way Behind For Farmers In Minnesota Sunday’s beautiful weather is a relief to most of us, but one particular group is really grateful. Farms are finally buzzing with activity after a long cold winter and wet spring, which was a terrible combination for farmers. So, planting is way behind in many parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Bull Gets Loose, Roams Grove City StreetsA 1,200-pound Black Angus bull was on the loose on the streets of Grove City Thursday night. The Meeker County Sheriff's Office received a report of a loose animal just after 7 p.m. near 7th Street and Maple Lane.
Wet Weather Hampers Minnesota Corn Planting The wet, cold weather is preventing Minnesota farmers from getting much planting done. In its weekly crop progress and condition report for Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says only 8 percent of the state's corn crop has been planted, which is up 4 percentage points from last week's report but is still two weeks behind normal.
15 Dead Horses Found On Nobles County FarmInvestigators found 15 dead horses on a Nobles County farm Tuesday afternoon. According to the Nobles County Sheriff's office, the animals were found at a farm in Reading, which is near Worthington. Nine horses on the farm are still alive and in good condition.
If You Build A $20K Ice Rink On A Farm, They Will ComeNear the town of Carlos, you'll find frozen farmland as far as the eye can see. But on Pat Waldorf's farm, things are starting to heat up. "Needed a place to skate other than the rink in town. Needed a little more ice time, so we thought 'Why not get some buddies together and build our own rink?'" Waldorf said. Using a "if you build it, they will come" mentality, Waldorf decided to build a hockey rink in the middle of a farm.
Pine Co. Mother And Daughter Charged With Animal Abuse, NeglectFormal charges have been filed against two Pine County women who are accused of the neglect and abuse of more than 100 animals on a farm near Pine City. According to the Pine County Sheriff’s office, Kathleen Mary Doenz, 65, and her mother, 86-year-old Gloria Irene Carlson, were each charged Friday with five felony counts, five gross misdemeanor counts and four misdemeanor counts related to the abuse and neglect of horses, dogs, cats, chickens, ducks and other animals on their property.
Belle Plaine Fire Destroys Chickens That Helped Special Needs ChildA Belle Plaine family is struggling to salvage the holiday season after a barn fire killed two dozen chickens and two roosters that were used as therapy for their special needs child.
3-Alarm Fire Destroys Belle Plaine BarnA barn was destroyed by a three-alarm fire Saturday evening in Belle Plaine. According to the Scott County Dispatch, the fire was reported shortly after 6:30 p.m. on a farm on Meridian Circle. When crews arrived, a large barn was fully engulfed in flames. Several fire departments - including those of Belle Plaine, Sibley, Henderson, Le Sueur and Jordan – responded the blaze.
Beast Of A Weed Creeping Across Midwest From SouthIt's a beast of a weed, creeping north into the Midwest from cotton country. Palmer amaranth can shoot up as high as 7 feet, and just one plant can produce up to a million seeds. Herbicide is increasingly futile against it, and the weed's thick stems and deep roots make it hard work to clear by hand.
Finding Minnesota: Minn. Farm Is Pretty In PinkIf you ever need directions, Google maps will come in handy, but there are certain destinations that you really can't miss. For example, the pink farm along Highway 212 in McLeod County.
The New Honeycrisp? Stillwater Apple Farm Offering New FlavorMinnesota loves creating new takes on fall's favorite fruit, and Aamodt's Apple Farm has the freshest addition. Sweet RiverBelle is available for a limited time at the Stillwater, Minn., farm, as Aamodt's is the only place offering the sweet-tasting apple.
More Than 130 Animals Seized After Living In 'Deplorable Conditions'One week after 135 horses, dogs, chickens and ducks were taken from a rural Pine county farm, the animals are showing signs of improvement. Chocolate labs and golden retrievers that appeared underweight and hungry are eating bowls of food and putting on pounds.
Farm Fields Turn Dry In Central, Eastern Minn. Cornfields and pastures are drying out in parts of central and eastern Minnesota, and some cattle producers are starting to thin out their herds to cut costs.
Milking Robots Are Pricy, But Cows Sure Like ThemAt dairy farms across Minnesota, robots are moving in. Over the past couple years, dozens of dairy farmers have turned to "robotic milking" as a way to help their business.