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.
Minnesota Farmers Feeling Hopeful After Tentative US-Japan Trade DealOn Sunday, the United States and Japan agreed in principle on the core elements of a deal involving agricultural and industrial tariffs. Japan will agree to slash the 38-48% tariffs it imposes on imports of U.S. beef.
Concerned Minnesota Farmers Attend Listening Session With Ag SecretaryIn front hundreds of concerned farmers, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue listened to how a trade war with China has impacted businesses and families in Minnesota.
Trump Announces $16B In Aid To Farmers Hurt By Trade WarPaul Gohlke, a grain farmer in Sibley County, says spring has not been kind to Minnesota's farmers. A combination of weather and world trade is hitting them hard.
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.
Minnesota Farmers Pitch Ways To Offer Small Dairies ReliefMinnesota farmers are sketching proposals to prevent the closure of small dairies during a sustained slump in milk prices.
Dry Weather Helping Minnesota Farmers With Spring PlantingMinnesota farmers are taking advantage of good weather to catch up on their spring planting.
Minnesota Farmers Get Jump On Small Grain PlantingAlthough only 3.5 days were suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, the U.S. Department of Natural Resources says small grain planting by Minnesota farmers is 3.5 weeks ahead of last year's pace.
Turkey Prices Low, Despite High Production CostsTurkey time is right around the corner, and the country is in the middle of a turkey shortage. The number of birds being raised on farms in the U.S. is the lowest it's been in nearly three decades.
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.
Minn. Farmers Among Top Users Of Conservation ProgramA new report says Minnesota farmers are consistently among the biggest users of a major federal conservation program. The analysis by the Minneapolis-based Land Stewardship Project looks at the Conservation Stewardship Program, which rewards producers for good conservation practices on working farmland.
Snowy, Wet Spring Delaying SE MN Farmers, Could Hurt YieldsWhile it's only May, some Minnesota farmers are already nervous about this year's crop outlook. The weather has pushed planting back by weeks in southeastern Minnesota.
Minn. Farmers Make Quick Progress On Harvest Minnesota farmers continue to make rapid progress on corn and soybean harvests, thanks to dry weather.
Rainy Spring Forces Minn. Corn Farmers To Race The ClockIt's no secret that it's been a cool, rainy spring. But where most of us see wet ground, some Minnesota farmers see reduced yields.