The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is accepting grant proposals for specialty crop research under the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Specialty Crop Block Grant (SCBG) Program.
Minnesota farmers were largely spared from the drought that severely impacted much of the Corn Belt during the summer of 2012, according to an analysis conducted jointly by Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) and University of Minnesota Extension.
A Fall Festival will take place at Ploughshare Farm in Alexandria this Saturday, September 29, from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
There will be a potluck served for the hungry workers throughout the day. Everyone is encouraged to bring a dish and the event will also have chili and stew available. That night, there will be live music.
oin Rural Advantage, University of Minnesota Extension, and Carmen Fernholz for a walk-n-talk field day on cover crops and alfalfa mulch on August 22, starting at 1 p.m. at the Fernholz farm near Madison, Minnesota.
As Minnesota farmers prepare for the spring planting season, the Minnesota Field Office of the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA, NASS) is resuming its crop and weather reports.
Linda Hennen, director of the Minnesota State Farm Service Agency, announced that the Department of Agriculture will issue Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) payments for the 2009 crop year to Minnesota producers enrolled in the ACRE program for sunflowers and flaxseed.
October is an important month from an agricultural standpoint. Crop harvesting, crop drying, tillage and soil testing are among the many weather-sensitive activities Minnesota farmers hope to accomplish.
Mark Seeley, University of MN Extension
, October 17, 2010
Mark Jaskowiak received a phone call Friday morning he wasn’t expecting.
When Jaskowiak, the general manager of Pro Ag Farmers Co-op, answered his phone around 11 a.m. August 6, he found out that one of the grain bins at the Pro-Ag elevator in Garfield had a kink in it and was starting to tip over.
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