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August 12, 2015
Funding available for broadband loans
August 12, 2015 - 12:00am
August 5, 2015
The Glen and Mary Lou Klimek family of Alexandria has been named a 2015 Farm Family by the University of Minnesota. Pictured are Glen and Mary Lou Klimek, their son Frank Klimek and his wife, Lindsey, and their children Isabelle, Hank and Emelia. They will be honored at a ceremony at Farmfest near Redwood Falls on Thursday, August 6. (Tara Bitzan | Echo Press)
Klimeks recognized for farming contributions
August 5, 2015 - 10:31am
Water Quality Certification expands to Minnesota farms
August 5, 2015 - 12:00am
July 22, 2015
Farmers, ranchers can apply for conservation assistance
July 22, 2015 - 12:00am
JoAnne and David Otto pose next to their garden, cornfield and peacock pen at their farm in Garfield. The farm was named a 2015 Century Farm. (Mari Wosepka | Echo Press)
A family legacy
July 22, 2015 - 12:00am
July 8, 2015
Dairy farmers can enroll for margin coverage
July 8, 2015 - 12:00am
As of July 1, funding to begin a new water quality buffer initiative was made available to local Soil and Water Conservation Districts. Components of the law will take effect over the next several years. The goal is to reduce runoff and improve water quality. (Lynn Betts | Natural Resources Conservation Service)
New ‘buffer zone’ plan for farmers begins
July 8, 2015 - 12:00am
July 1, 2015
Partially hydrogenated oils to phase out of food
July 1, 2015 - 12:00am
Follow precautions when spraying for soybean aphids
July 1, 2015 - 12:00am
Farmer Bryan Simon, along with his trusty draft horses Bill and King, cut hay on the grounds of Lakeside Prairie Farm, one of the three farms on the Festival of Farms Tour set for Saturday, July 11. (Contributed)
Tour local farms during Festival of Farms
July 1, 2015 - 12:00am
June 3, 2015
Bruce Asfeld, Osakis farmer, stands in front of his cows lined up for milking. (Contributed)
Minnesota’s proposed buffer rules relaxed
June 3, 2015 - 12:00am
May 27, 2015
The Pro Ag Farmers Cooperative handles up to 650 tons of dry fertilizer in a day but was largely quiet on May 9 after a frenzied planting and fertilization season. More than 70 percent of the planting in the region was done by that date, with some soybeans left to plant. (Forum News Service/Agweek/Mikkel Pates)
Planting is ahead of past two years
May 27, 2015 - 12:00am
May 20, 2015
Representatives from Dorrich Dairy of Glenwood accept an award at the U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards in Washington, D.C. Pictured (from left) are Phil Lempert, Supermarket Guru and program emcee; Suzanne Vold; Erik Vold; Katy Vold (in front); Anna Vold (in back); and Brad Vold.
MN dairy uses wasp larvae to control flies
May 20, 2015 - 12:00am
April 29, 2015
A time to sow
April 29, 2015 - 12:00am
April 22, 2015
Farmers should file certification form by June 1
April 22, 2015 - 12:00am