Taiwan To Spend $2.4 Billion On MN Exports Through 2017Minnesota has forged a multi-billion dollar partnership with Taiwan, as Taiwanese trade officials and business leaders signed agreement letters to buy agricultural products from Minnesota farmers.
Grain Surplus, Strong Dollar Could Hamper Record Growing SeasonAs a stiff, southern breeze shimmers a ripening field of soybeans, fall harvest cannot be far behind. This summer's growing season is about as close to perfect as it gets for grain farmers like Bruce Peterson of Northfield.
In Corn-Growing States, Tall Crops Pose Seasonal Road HazardThe broad leaves and thick stalks can stand up to 12 feet high, forming a wall of foliage that turns rural roads into long, narrow corridors of nothing but corn.
Minnesota Corn, Soybean Development Ahead Of Last YearAccording to the USDA's weekly crop report Monday, 65 percent of Minnesota's corn acreage was in or beyond dent stage. That's 10 days ahead of last year and six days ahead of the five-year average.
Experts Worry Bird Flu Could Recur In Colder MonthsThe bird flu this past spring cost the turkey industry in the Upper Midwest nearly half a billion dollars.
Minnesota's Small-Grain Harvest Makes Substantial ProgressMinnesota's small-grain farmers are making substantial harvest progress while the state's corn and soybean crops are in great shape.
Minnesota Takes Slow Route On Hemp, Frustrating Some FarmersFarmers anxious to grow hemp as part of a newly authorized Minnesota pilot project are expressing frustration after being told by state regulators that chance won't come soon.
WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Farmers Market In MinnesotaWith buzz words like "sustainable," "grass-fed" and "natural," farmers markets are truly farm to table. And your favorite place to eat the food grown in rural Minnesota is right in the heart of our urban center -- the Minneapolis Farmers Market. Farmers markets give us a chance to buy food fresh and local.
Farmers Anticipating Bumper Crop Of Sweet CornJust the right amount of sun and rain this summer has set up a prime sweet corn crop. Farmers are excited about soil conditions and other factors that have led to what should be a bumper crop for sweet corn.
Farmers Restocking Their Flocks As Bird Flu Winds DownMidwest poultry producers are growing turkeys again. Minnesota lost 9 million turkeys and chickens to bird flu. Now, 37 of its farms have been cleared to restock.
Hemp Welcomed Back Into Minnesota Crop Mix On Small ScaleA once-banished crop could soon sprout legally again in select Minnesota farm fields. Minnesota lawmakers have given a small nod to growth of hemp plants that lead to oils, lotions, seeds, rope fibers and other industrial uses.
Minnesota Corn, Soybean Crop Development Ahead Of AverageAccording to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 95 percent of Minnesota's corn crop has emerged. That's 17 days ahead of last year and 16 days ahead of average.
Good Question: What Does CHS Do?The St. Paul Saints played their first game in their new stadium Thursday: CHS Field. The Inver Grove Heights-based Fortune 500 company bought the naming rights to the ballpark last fall, and acknowledged not many people knew who they are. So, what does CHS, Inc. do?
Dry Spring Has Farmers Ahead Of ScheduleDry conditions continue to plague much of Minnesota, with seasonal rainfall far below normal. The problem is most severe in the northwestern part of the state, where farm fields are crying for much-needed moisture.
Minnesota Turkey Farmer Shares Story Of Stress, HopeMinnesota turkey farmers are on edge, trying to stop the spread of an avian flu that's killed millions of birds. Scott Heymer is the owner of Red Bridge Farms in Princeton. He's been in the turkey business for nearly 40 years, with about 60,000 turkeys on his farm