Dry Weather Helping Minnesota Farmers With Spring PlantingMinnesota farmers are taking advantage of good weather to catch up on their spring planting.
Cool, Wet Spring Causing Farmers Serious Planting DelayCool temperatures and wet fields have cost Minnesota farmers more delays in planting.
Dakotas' Winter Wheat Crop Down SignificantlyThis year's winter wheat crop in the Dakotas is smaller than the previous year's. The Agriculture Department estimates South Dakota's crop at 1.1 million acres, down from 1.4 million acres.
USDA: Minnesota Corn Production Slips In 2014Minnesota's corn harvest in 2014 slipped from the previous year, but soybean production was up. Updated estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Monday say Minnesota's corn production was 1.18 billion bushels.
New Minnesota Distillery Debuts Gin, VodkaA new micro-distillery in Waconia is hoping to make a name for itself in Minnesota’s growing craft distillery industry. J. Carver Distillery sent its first shipment of gin and vodka to Twin Cities liquor stores last week.
Minnesota Spring Wheat Harvest Nearly Complete Minnesota's spring wheat harvest is nearly complete but is still about 10 days behind the average pace.
Report: Rail Delays Cost Minnesota Farmers A new report estimates that delays in railroad shipping have cost Minnesota corn, soybean and wheat farmers nearly $100 million. The report was released Thursday at a conference in Alexandria organized by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Edward Usset of the University of Minnesota Center for Farm Financial Management estimates rail delays cost Minnesota corn growers $72 million from March to May. He puts the losses at $18.8 million for soybean growers and $8.5 million for wheat growers.
Borlaug, 'U' Grad & Green Revolution Pioneer, Immortalized At US CapitolThe father of the so-called Green Revolution has a permanent home in the U.S. Capitol. Lawmakers unveiled a statue of Norman Borlaug on Tuesday in a ceremony on what would have been his 100th birthday. The Iowa native and University of Minnesota graduate is credited with saving as many as 1 billion people from hunger by creating a type of wheat that was disease resistant and high-yielding.
Sprouted Wheat Becoming A Trend In Healthy EatingWith each year, there seems to be a new wave of food trends. One foot item you may have been seeing pop up a lot more often is sprouted wheat. Not many are aware of what that even entails, so WCCO's Natalie Nyhus talked with dietician Christina Meyer-Jax to get a better feel for the grain.
Should You Switch To A Gluten-Free Diet?It isn't terribly difficult these days to find gluten-free products on store shelves. People with celiac disease need to get gluten completely out of their diets, but there are still others who are simply gluten intolerant.
Drought Holds Its Grip As Growers Pivot To WheatThe worst U.S. drought in decades showed little sign of easing last week as farmers closed out their corn and soybean harvests and turned their attention to winter wheat, which has been struggling to break through the moisture-starved soil in some states, according to a weekly report.
U Of M announces Top 10 Plants That Changed Minn.The University of Minnesota has issued a list of the top 10 plants that have changed Minnesota and how its people live today.
Planting Of Corn Crop Nearly Half Complete Minnesota farmers continued planting crops ahead of the average — and Minnesota's corn crop is nearly half planted.
Some Farmers Planting Spring Wheat In Warm Weather Mike Bergeron started sowing wheat on his farm in northwestern Minnesota on St. Patrick's Day. One week earlier, he was towing two of his daughters on a sled behind his snowmobile.
Upper Midwest Winter Wheat Lacks Snow, Still OKThe lack of snow in the Upper Midwest is causing some concern among winter wheat farmers.