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UPDATE: Le Homme Dieu drowning victim identified
Still time to attend Vikingland Builder's Association Home Tour this weekend
Don't get ripped off at State Fair
Minnesota wolf population stable
Youth Day draws a huge crowd again
Viking Speedway: Thoennes holds off Zach Johnson as curfew ends things early
Volleyball: Osakis goes 2-2 at Albany Tournament
Sports schedule for Saturday, August 27
Girls tennis: Osakis ties for seventh at Delano tourney
Underwater Art: Decoys on display in Evansville
Robby Vee finishes out summer concert series
Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
Strive to be a foundation for others
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DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Brandon D. Randt
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
IT'S OUR TURN: Recalling the dawn of the digital age; facing its challenges
EDITORIAL: Long wait for mental health care must be fixed
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
August 8, 2013
Special session could dump ag tax
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. -- Gov. Mark Dayton says he is willing to overturn a new sales tax on farm implement repair when the Legislature next month meets to appropriate money for disaster relief. Dayton told reporters after he spoke at Farmfest today that he and legislative leaders...
August 8, 2013 - 2:14pm
August 4, 2013
Farmer to address need for innovation to grow healthier food
How are farmers using innovation and technology to grow healthier food? What's the impact on our food, animal care and the environment? Those questions will be answered on Tuesday, August 6, at the regularly scheduled Long Prairie Rotary Club meeting.
August 4, 2013 - 3:11pm
July 31, 2013
Holmes City Farmers' Market puts the 'unity' in community
In a fabled time, when food was scarce one man fed a village. As the story goes, curious townsfolk approached the man and asked what he was...
July 31, 2013 - 12:00am
July 13, 2013
Farm Rescue launches concert series featuring Jason Brown
Farm Rescue, a nonprofit organization that provides planting and harvesting assistance free of charge to farm families who have experienced a major illness, injury or natural disaster, is featuring country music artist Jason Brown in newly formed Farm Rescue concert series. "We...
July 13, 2013 - 10:44am
June 20, 2013
Farm bill fails in House
The U.S. House this afternoon defeated 234-195 a farm bill that would have funded agriculture and nutrition programs for the next five years. The defeat came after House Speaker House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., had agreed to support the bill...
June 20, 2013 - 2:39pm
June 11, 2013
Minnesota Farm Bureau commends Senate for passing farm bill
The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) applauds the U.S. Senate for moving forward to complete work on the bipartisan farm bill, the Agriculture Reform, Jobs and Food Act of 2013. The bill provides needed risk management tools and a viable economic safety net for America's farmers...
June 11, 2013 - 12:24pm
May 25, 2013
Don't let electrical accidents crop up this spring during planting season
Planting season is one of the busiest times of the year, especially this year when the season has been delayed by weather. Yet, farmers and their helpers need to pay as much attention to what's above their heads and within reach of their machinery as they do to their tillage and planting...
May 25, 2013 - 12:24pm
May 11, 2013
Choosing ACRE or DCP on the farm in 2013
The extension of the 2008 Farm Bill opens up the decision to participate in either of the safety net programs: the Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program or the Direct and Countercyclical Program (DCP). Farmers have until June 3, 2013 to sign up for the ACRE program and August...
May 11, 2013 - 11:14am
May 4, 2013
Late spring brings marketing challenges for farmers
The potential of reduced production due to delayed planting in 2013 because of the cold, wet start to the growing season could result in additional challenges in managing marketing. While there is still time to plant this year's crop and achieve normal yields, it is important to understand...
May 4, 2013 - 11:45am
Conservation Stewardship Program applications due by May 31
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the Natural Resources Conservation Service's Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) will provide nearly $175 million in funding for up to 12.6 million additional acres of enrollment this year. "The Conservation Stewardship...
May 4, 2013 - 9:17am
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
April 19, 2013
Manure and you: A look at feedlots in Douglas County
There's a new officer in town and she's maneuvering her way through the county's manure. Feedlot Officer Deja Anton presented Douglas County...
April 19, 2013 - 12:00am
April 8, 2013
Crop, weather reports resume today
Beginning today, Minnesota farmers can turn to a vital source for information on their crops and weather by referring to the weekly crop and weather report from the Minnesota Field Office of the United States Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA,...
April 8, 2013 - 2:53pm
March 19, 2013
Minnesota Farm Bureau celebrates National Agriculture Week
Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) commemorates National Agriculture Week, March 17-23, and National Agriculture Day on March 19. This year marks the 40th anniversary of National Agriculture Week, which is celebrated in classrooms and communities across the country. The theme...
March 19, 2013 - 9:23am
March 16, 2013
Minnesota soybean farmers venture to China
A group of 26 farmers are traveling to China with the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council's (MSR&PC) sponsored See For Yourself trip from March 19 to 28. The See For Yourself program allows Minnesota soybean farmers the opportunity to meet and learn more about their largest...
March 16, 2013 - 2:23pm