STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Farmers want clarification
By Don Davis and Danielle Killey
Farmers are not sure how much more they will be taxed after the Democratic-controlled Legislature adopted a $2 billion tax increase.
It appears that farmers will pay ... Posted on 5/21/13 at 1:12 AM
REALLY EATING Still time to hit the local farmers market
There is still time to hit the local farmers market. Here's proof!
Here's a local watermelon that I found at the West Fargo Farmers Market today. It's ripe and sweet and worth the trip. I also pick... Posted on 10/16/12 at 6:37 PM
STAFF BLOG ALL ABOUT FOOD What would Julia do with a load of fresh vegetables?
I think Julia Child would love Bemidji, the community in northern Minnesota I've called home for 11 years. I never had the opportunity to meet the woman who brought French cooking into American home k... Posted on 8/15/12 at 6:00 AM
Six years ago, Alexandria resident and former farmer, Craig Damstrom fostered an idea to develop a cash crop in the area – not the legume itself, but its seed. Soy seeds are in high demand in South Korea since China has been exporting less and consuming more of its own product.
For the second consecutive year, America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, will give Minnesota farmers the opportunity to enhance math and science programs in their communities.
Reece, Mary, Kirby and Steph Lund of Evansville were recently honored as outstanding conservationists at the annual meeting of the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, December 2-4 in Bloomington.
Two years in, I am pleased to say that we are making good progress. New figures from the Minnesota Trade Office show Minnesota exports of agricultural, mining and manufactured products reached a record $5.1 billion in the third quarter of 2012.
Dave Frederickson, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
, December 19, 2012
For the third consecutive year, America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, gives eligible farmers the opportunity to win a $2,500 donation to direct to their favorite local nonprofit organization. Farmers can enter between now and November 30 for their chance to help a nonprofit in need.
Minnesota city and conservation leaders say farmers contribute most of the pollution to state waters but do too little to prevent the damage or fix it.
They told reporters Tuesday that the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency needs to take action by ordering farmers to lower their pollution contribution.
From now through October 13, residents of Minnesota can enter the Minnesota Farmers Feed U.S. sweepstakes for their change to win a $5,000 grand prize or one of two $1,000 prizes in free groceries from Minnesota’s farmers.
Enter to win by visiting the Minnesota Farmers Feed U.S. website www.farmersfeedus.org/mn.
Their site also features Minnesota farmers and their families, showing how they produce safe, nutritious and affordable food.
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.
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