Small, Organic Dairy Farmers Vow To Compete In Changing IndustrySmall family operated dairy farms with cows freely grazing on verdant pastures are going out business as large confined animal operations with thousands of animals lined up in assembly-line fashion are expanding into the organic market.
Video Of Abuse At Pig Farm Also Highlights Common PracticesRecently released undercover video showing pigs being kicked, hit and punched at a Kentucky supplier for the world's largest meat producer drew prompt condemnation from animal rights groups and the agricultural industry alike.
Farmers Fret As Trade War With China EscalatesMany anxious American farmers are delaying purchases and investment while hoping for a truce in a U.S.-China trade war that has left their crops at a competitive disadvantage overseas.
Take The Co-Op Farm Tour This SaturdayThere will be more than 30 local farms, with tours, tasting, and activities.
Fillmore Co. Residents Seek Environmental Review Of Hog FarmResidents near a proposed large-scale hog farm in Fillmore County want Gov. Mark Dayton's administration to order a full environmental review.
Area Farmers Protest EPA Head Pruitt's Ethanol PoliciesThe farmers argue that Pruitt's actions have hammered demand for ethanol, hurting both ethanol and corn prices.
After Late Start, Farmers Ahead Of Schedule On PlantingMinnesota's spring wheat is 93 percent planted -- that's two days ahead of the five-year average.
Minnesota Farmers Catching Up On Planting After Late StartThe U.S. Department of Agriculture says Minnesota farmers had 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork last week.
Dry Areas In Minn. Quenched By Rain, But Some Farmers Need MoreRains quenched dry areas of Minnesota's farm country last week but farmers in some southern and northern counties were left hoping for more.
Minnesota Lost 300 Farms In 2016Minnesota has slightly fewer farms than a year ago but the ones that remain tend to be getting larger, following national trends.
Hastings Hemp Grower: 'We're Trying To Make The Farmer Profitable'The fields are planted all across Minnesota; endless rows of corn and beans are healthy and deep green. But on a rural Hastings farm, the crop Ken Anderson is planting is making a bit of history.
Chicken Farm Expansion Ruffles Neighbors' FeathersForsman Farms of Cokato wants to build a new facility in Stockholm Township that would house more than a million chickens. But neighbors say that would have a negative effect on their quality of life.
USDA Buying $14.5M In Dry Beans To Boost Upper Midwest farmersU.S. senators from North Dakota and Minnesota say the federal Department of Agriculture is buying up to $14.5 million worth of dry beans to help farmers in the two states.
Finding Minnesota: Red Wing Man's Model Tractors Show Decades Of Skill, ArtistryPete Freiheit was a farm kid who developed a love for history -- most of all the tractors used on his farm. So he started tinkering with some tools and built a few model tractors -- thousands of them, actually.
Dayton Announces Statewide Water Quality SummitGov. Mark Dayton has announced plans to convene a statewide water quality summit in February. Dayton announced the summit Saturday at annual meetings of the Minnesota Farm Bureau and the Minnesota Farmers Union.