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Class donates memorial to Dingwall family
Council to consider Knute Nelson's daycare request
Law Enforcement Blotter: Nov. 22-23 (Sheriff only)
A mixed bag of property tax levies
Franken says he'll work to regain Minnesotans' trust as US senator
Morken: Gophers basketball built for now and the future
Where are they now: Hasz sisters, Runge wrap up seasons at nationals
Boys basketball: Lakers hoping for a big start
Racing Across the Sky
Osakis girls basketball: New faces in place
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
College to show film about Rwanda war crimes
New Year's Eve in November for Newcomers
Dave & Jean Schonberg
Larry & Terry Sather
Mike Frisch: Lessons on fishing clearer waters
A rare mule deer sighting near Alexandria
DNR: Seven deer presumed positive for CWD in area 603 after initial test
Finally his turn
Opening morning memory
Susan Jean Erickson
Ann M. Nussbaum
Gary D. Nokes
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
LETTER: Franson has right to express her opinion
1917: Sudden roaring storm claims a life
OUR TURN: What are you thankful for?
LETTER: Supportive of Franson's tweet
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Dollar District closing Sunday, Nov. 26
On The Street
KCCO going away, but CBS signal may stay
Laven re-elected to the state chamber board
Alex born company now part of global high-tech firm
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December 7, 2016
Winter grazing of cover crops is subject of workshop
Winter grazing of cover crops and its role in building soil health and improving water quality in row-cropped fields will be the subject of a workshop and field day on Tuesday, Dec. 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Starbuck Community Center, 307 E. Fifth St. A field tour will follow...
December 7, 2016 - 8:00am
November 22, 2016
Producers encouraged to consider FSA options
What a blessing this fall has been. Yes, we started very wet, but we have experienced an extended above average timeline that made for extremely good harvest conditions. I have seen cattle in seasonal pastures later into the fall than ever before.
November 22, 2016 - 11:00am
November 16, 2016
Applications available for Conservation Stewardship Program
Starting in November, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will accept and process applications for enrollment in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), the nation's largest conservation program. Applications will be made...
November 16, 2016 - 11:00am
USDA invests $1.7 billion to protect agricultural lands
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will issue nearly $1.7 billion in payments to more than a half-million Americans who have contracts with the government to protect sensitive agricultural lands. The investment, part of the voluntary USDA Conservation Reserve Program, will allow producers...
November 16, 2016 - 9:00am
USDA funding available in six focus areas
U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking new proposals for cutting-edge projects that will provide new conservation opportunities through its Conservation Innovation Grants program. Through USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service, the department will invest up to $25 million...
November 16, 2016 - 9:00am
November 9, 2016
Acreage reporting deadline is Nov. 15
In order to comply with Farm Service Agency program eligibility requirements, all producers are encouraged to visit the Douglas County FSA office to file an accurate crop certification report by the applicable deadline. The following acreage reporting date is applicable for Douglas...
November 9, 2016 - 10:00am
October 5, 2016
Wheat council seeks candidates for board of directors
The Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotion Council is seeking candidates for three positions on its board of directors. Members of the council are elected to direct Minnesota wheat checkoff dollars to benefit wheat producers. Board members must be wheat producers willing to serve...
October 5, 2016 - 3:00am
September 14, 2016
Improving yields and water quality
Evansville farmers Russ and Rachel Elliott had an ongoing problem in one of their fields along Interstate 94. When it rained, water draining...
September 14, 2016 - 12:00am
September 7, 2016
YOU ASKED: Who planted the sunflowers near interstate?
Readers have asked about the sunflower field that seemed to appear out of nowhere near Exit 100 to Alexandria from Interstate 94. Able to be...
September 7, 2016 - 12:00am
August 31, 2016
Women invited to quarterly agriculture seminar
According to the National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety, a child dies in an ag-related incident every three days, and 33 children are injured every day. Those who are concerned about the safety and well-being of their family on the farm are invited...
August 31, 2016 - 12:00am
August 24, 2016
Producers should consider available assistance
The Minnesota State Fair is one of the biggest and best examples of the wide variety of agriculture that we are blessed with as Minnesotans. It is also a sign that summer is nearing an end. For me, I simply wonder where it has gone. Our office has had a very busy summer with acreage...
August 24, 2016 - 12:00am
August 22, 2016
AgweekTV: North Dakota sweet corn patch donated to charity every year
There's a sweet corn patch near Jamestown, North Dakota that has proven to feed a lot of people in a short amount of time. Shawna Olson takes...
August 22, 2016 - 8:22am
July 27, 2016
Corn Views: Farmers take leadership role on water quality issues
A statewide editorial that appeared in ECM publications on June 24 called on agriculture to take the lead on managing pollutants. As farmers, we’re always working to improve how we grow food, feed, fiber and fuel for an increasing world population. And when it comes to the important...
July 27, 2016 - 12:00am
July 6, 2016
BWSR seeks input on buffer implementation policies
The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) is charged with overseeing program implementation of the buffer law. The agency is seeking public comment on key policies that will be used for implementation of the program on public waters and public drainage systems. The preliminary...
July 6, 2016 - 12:00am
June 15, 2016
Local work meeting scheduled in Douglas County
The Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), in cooperation with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), will convene a local work group (LWG) meeting on June 28 at the USDA Ag Service Center in Alexandria. The purpose is to provide guidance and discuss local...
June 15, 2016 - 12:00am