Federal Checks Salvage Otherwise Dreadful Year For US FarmersThanks to the government paying nearly 40% of their income, U.S. farmers are expected to end 2020 with higher profit than 2019 and the best net income in seven years, the Department of Agriculture said in its latest farm income forecast.
Some Minnesota Farms Allowed To Bypass Environmental Rules During PandemicThousands of oil and gas operations, government facilities and other sites won permission to stop monitoring for hazardous emissions or otherwise bypass rules intended to protect health and the environment because of the coronavirus outbreak, The Associated Press has found.
'They Are Full Of Passion And Energy': Sen. Tina Smith Pushing To Help Younger, Struggling FarmersSen. Tina Smith says she wants to help Minnesota farmers struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Some Farmers See Reason For A Positive Outlook This Planting SeasonFarmers know they can’t control the weather or a pandemic, but they can put themselves in position to capitalize when things do turn around.
Coronavirus In Midwest: Meat Suppliers Warn Consumers Could Face Less Selection, Higher PricesIndustry leaders acknowledge that the U.S. food chain has rarely been so stressed and that no one is sure about the future, even as they try to dispel concerns about shortages.
Bad Weather, Trade Wars, Keep Lid On Minnesota Farm IncomeThe report found 28% of farms lost money, 45% lost working capital and 46% did not earn enough to cover scheduled debt payments.
For Minnesota Farmers, 2020 Election Will Be Referendum On Trump's Trade WarBack in 2016, much of rural Minnesota voted for President Trump.
‘Momma On A Mission’ Backs Governor Walz’s Call For Farm Safety MoneyFarming is one of the most dangerous professions in the U.S. At least 10 people have died in farming-related accidents in Minnesota since last June, mostly in grain bin accidents.
'Landon's Law' Highlights Need For Grain Bin SafetyTwo legislative committees heard an anguished appeal for help Thursday at the Minnesota State Capitol.
Tony Evers Unveils Plan To Tackle Wisconsin's Farm CrisisWisconsin Gov. Tony Evers extolled lawmakers during his State of the State speech Wednesday to work together to address the state's farm crisis, calling a special session of the Legislature as part of a three-prong attack to tackle the problem that's seen a record number of bankruptcies and farmer suicides.
'Sometimes You Suffer Together': Many Midwest Sugar Beet Farmers Endure Difficult HarvestIt's been a bitter harvest for many Minnesota and North Dakota sugar beet farmers.
'It's Been Stressful': Propane Shortage Adding To Difficult Harvest For Minnesota FarmersMinnesota is now one of eight states under an emergency declaration when it comes to propane.
Neighbors Band Together To Harvest Family's Crops After Farmer DiesThe video of the farmers’ efforts went viral online, as thousands of people showed their support.
US AG Officials Finalizing Rule To Let Farmers Legally Grow HempU.S. agriculture officials said Tuesday a rule that allows farmers to legally grow hemp will be finalized this week, a move that many states have awaited for months so they can begin widespread hemp production.
'We Are Mentally Exhausted': Muddy Fields Delaying Harvests For Minnesota FarmersAfter a wet planting season last spring, rain is impacting harvest for many farmers across the state.