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1 killed, another injured after van collides with semi
Dayton, GOP cut last-minute budget deal to set up special session Tuesday
Boys tennis: Cards' season ends after loss to Warriors
Baseball: Panthers knock off B-E for 14th straight win
Sports schedule for Tuesday, May 23
Boys Golf: Alexandria wins CLC title at AGC
Osakis High School celebrates state title
Christian singer returns to Alex area
Car Care Program names volunteer of the year
Dance benefits shoeless Ugandan children
Outdoor religious drama ends May 25
Discovery Middle School partners with church to stock food shelf
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
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Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
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Fee increases added to final environment bill
Morken: Still time to fill that tag as toms continue to sound off
Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
Mike Frisch: Tips for opening-day walleyes
An officer shortage: DNR enters opener down 25 COs statewide
Marion G. Bauer
Lee Howard Urness
Gilbert G. Poepping
Frances L. Lesuer
It's Our Turn: An astonishing blur of technology
Echo Press editorial: Who will pay for clean water?
Observations from the Archives: 2007: Freedom to Breathe Act bans public indoor smoking
Guest editorial: More urban-rural unity needed
Letter: Putting God in a box
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
4-H'ers take the stage
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
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ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
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On The Street
July 31, 2013
Organic Crop Improvement Association meeting set
The Organic Crop Improvement Association (OCIA) Minnesota Chapter #1 will hold an educational meeting on Friday, August 9 at Douglas County Public Works Building, 526 Willow Drive, Alexandria. This meeting is free and open to the public. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.
July 31, 2013 - 12:00am
July 12, 2013
Local farmer meeting planned
Diversified Crop Insurance Services will sponsor a farmer meeting on Wednesday, July 17 at 9 a.m. at the Holiday Inn in Alexandria. Lunch will be served. There is no charge for the events. Area farmers and those interested in agriculture are invited to attend and hear discussions...
July 12, 2013 - 12:00am
May 8, 2013
Money available for specialty crop growers
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. The goal of the program is to fund projects that will increase the competitiveness...
May 8, 2013 - 12:00am
May 1, 2013
Minnesota crop farm incomes up in 2012
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. The analysis found...
May 1, 2013 - 12:00am
October 19, 2012
Field day to demonstrate cover crops
A cover crop demonstration field day will be held on Wednesday, October 24 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on farms in the Glenwood and Sunburg areas. The tour will start at the Dan Jenniges farm at 22887 County Road 10 in Glenwood. Jenniges will discuss his attempt to seed a cover crop into...
October 19, 2012 - 12:00am
September 28, 2012
Ploughshare Farm invites families to Fall Festival
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....
September 28, 2012 - 12:00am
September 26, 2012
MDA report shows profitability
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) released a new report detailing the financial performance of nine types of specialty crops in Minnesota.
September 26, 2012 - 12:00am
August 14, 2011
'Walk-n-talk' field day planned near Madison
Join 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. How do you ensure your crops are getting enough nutrients? Organic...
August 14, 2011 - 10:35am
April 10, 2011
Weekly crop, weather reports available online
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. These weekly reports contain the latest summary...
April 10, 2011 - 10:34am
January 12, 2011
Crop program offers safety net
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.
January 12, 2011 - 12:00am
December 11, 2010
Minnesota specialty crop producers and programs get boost from USDA
ST. PAUL, Minn. - The State of Minnesota will get a share of $55 million dollars in 2010 Specialty Crop Block Grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The program supports projects that enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops, which are defined as fruits, vegetables,...
December 11, 2010 - 9:36am
October 17, 2010
October climate trends reveal need to delay fall nitrogen application
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. Some Octobers are fondly remembered for providing nearly ideal conditions for...
October 17, 2010 - 12:21pm
September 19, 2010
Don't let electrical accidents crop up during harvest
Even though harvest is one of the busiest times of the year for farmers, you and your helpers need to pay as much attention to what's above your heads as you do to what's below your machines, says Ryan Smith, manager of safety services for Otter Tail Power Company. Remember to...
September 19, 2010 - 11:33am
August 11, 2010
Grain bin buckles
Mark Jaskowiak received a phone call Friday morning he wasn't expecting. When Jaskowiak, the general manager of Pro Ag Farmers Co-op, answered...
August 11, 2010 - 12:00am
August 9, 2010
POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: FarmFest produces interesting politics
MORGAN, Minn. -- If Minnesota farmers are as successful producing crops as this year's FarmFest was at producing political news, grain elevators had better expand their capacity this fall. The main jobs of the all-things-farm show in southwestern Minnesota is not to display politicians,...
August 9, 2010 - 9:30am