Sapthre Farms Is Turning Maple Syrup Into WhiskeyJohn Lauritsen goes to Sapthre Farms in Mower County, where syrup isn’t just for pancakes and waffles.
Family Farm Recovers From Hail Storm With Hot SauceSeven months after a major hail storm, farmers in Southern Minnesota are still being affected by the damage. Sogn Farm in Cannon Falls took a major blow right before harvest as their pepper crop was destroyed. One of their vendors took the damaged goods and now the resulting product is flying off store shelves.
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.