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The day Curt Felt died
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Arnie & Linda Beulke
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Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
A shiner shortage: Why the popular walleye bait is hard to find
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Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Laura Mae Toft
Marjorie A. Marso
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1968: Rotary sponsors measles immunizations
LETTER: Hospital erred in name change
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
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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
July 20, 2010
Hail storm causes widespread damage in Todd County
Wide portions of Todd County sustained hail and wind damage from a severe storm that passed through the area Saturday. Starting at about 12:45 p.m., weather spotters from Hewitt, Browerville, Long Prairie and Grey Eagle fire departments were sent out. The storm rumbled through the...
July 20, 2010 - 11:18am
July 14, 2010
Prepare for invasion of summer pests
The warm, humid days of summer have finally arrived, and with them come a variety of insects that threaten our gardens. Colorado potato beetles, aphids, leaf hoppers, cucumber beetles and numerous others are very active this time of year, and many home owners choose to use insecticides...
July 14, 2010 - 12:00am
July 11, 2010
Corn is more than knee high but prices low
The venerable "knee-high by the Fourth of July" standard for corn crops has long gone the way of pinwheels, sparklers and homemade ice cream. Especially this year, most area corn has easily surpassed that benchmark, thanks to plentiful rain and, for the most part, some warm, sunny...
July 11, 2010 - 10:18am
June 6, 2010
Are hazelnuts the new soybean?
BUTTERFIELD, Minn. -- In 2004, Norm Penner started planting hazelnut bushes on his farm in Butterfield. While the project has had challenges, Penner thinks there's still hope for hazelnuts with the right attention. Penner farms about 300 acres of corn, soybeans and hay. He has about...
June 6, 2010 - 7:30am
May 26, 2010
Enrollment deadline approaching for ACRE
Linda Hennen, executive director of USDA's Minnesota Farm Service Agency (FSA), reminds producers that June 1, 2010, is the deadline for the 2010 Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program or the traditional Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP). This is a mandatory deadline...
May 26, 2010 - 12:00am
Organic farm near Parkers Prairie offers shares of its produce
For health-conscious people looking to incorporate clean, pesticide-free foods into their daily diet, Minnesota's Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) may be the answer. Individuals now have the opportunity to buy a share of this type of produce through Ploughshare Farm, a CSA organic...
May 26, 2010 - 12:00am
April 28, 2010
Advice for gardeners: Not yet
Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow? Well, right now, gardens shouldn't be growing - at least not tender, annual plants like...
April 28, 2010 - 12:00am
March 16, 2010
Environmental group seeks stricter rules for atrazine
The Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy is urging state and federal agencies to strengthen regulations for a heavily used agricultural chemical because scientific studies have found that atrazine-contaminated water increases the risk for birth defects and developmental problems...
March 16, 2010 - 8:28am
January 27, 2010
Meeting to address ACRE, milk, crop issues
The Farm Business Management program at Central Lakes College will host a free producer meeting to address questions regarding the ACRE program, milk and crop marketing opportunities as well as the latest strategies using crop insurance. All area producers are encouraged to attend,...
January 27, 2010 - 12:00am
January 20, 2010
Apply now for state's soybean ambassador program
The Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council (MSR&PC) is currently seeking applicants for the 2010 Soybean Ambassador Program. Now in its second year, the Soybean Ambassador Program allows three young Minnesotans (older than the age of 18) the opportunity to earn scholarship...
January 20, 2010 - 12:00am
Apply now for farm business management scholarships
Minnesota growers of several specialty crops may qualify for scholarships to offset the cost of farm business management classes through a program administered by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA). Applications are now being accepted for 2010. In 2010, eligible crops...
January 20, 2010 - 12:00am