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Morken: Becoming a better bow hunter
Nice bass for Maeyaert
Fee increases added to final environment bill
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Kathleen Rose Kaar
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Letter: Pray for persecuted Christians
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
Winery, brewery and distillery hope customers come crawling
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On The Street
August 31, 2011
Minnesota Farmers Feed grocery sweepstakes is currently under way
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.
August 31, 2011 - 12:00am
March 18, 2011
Minnesota Farmers Union members at National Farmers Union Convention in San Antonio, Texas
Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) members attended the National Farmers Union (NFU) Convention in San Antonio, Texas March 13-15. "The National Farmers Union Convention is important because it is a great display of grassroots policy-making," said Doug Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union...
March 18, 2011 - 12:00am
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
Election to take place for beef promotion council
Elections for five Minnesota Beef Promotion and Research Council directors, including one who will represent Douglas County, will be held during late March. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture, which coordinates commodity Council elections, will mail ballots to all eligible producers...
January 12, 2011 - 12:00am
January 8, 2011
Minnesota Farmers Union sets 2011 legislative priorities
With grassroots input from its farmer-membership, Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) has set priorities for the 2011 legislative session. "This legislative session will be about the state's budget shortfalls and how we improve the economy and create jobs," said Doug Peterson, MFU...
January 8, 2011 - 11:37am
December 26, 2010
Minnesota Farmers Union hires Glen Schmidt as new education director
Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) recently hired Glen Schmidt as its new education director. "Having been involved with the MFU education program for over ten years, Glen will bring a new era of education, cooperation and youth activity at Farmers Union," said Doug Peterson, MFU President....
December 26, 2010 - 2:37pm
October 17, 2010
One month left to win free groceries for a year
With less than a month left to enter, thousands of Minnesota consumers have learned that a chance to win free groceries for a year is just a mouse click away. In fact, since the Minnesota "Farmers Feed US" promotion at www.FarmersFeedUS.org launched on August 9, Minnesota consumers...
October 17, 2010 - 9:59am
October 16, 2010
Minnesota Farmers Union supports EPA decision on E15
Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) President Doug Peterson welcomes the U.S.
October 16, 2010 - 12:18pm
USDA to issue conservation reserve payments to farmers, ranchers
U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA) Minnesota State Executive Director Linda Hennen reports that during this month, USDA will distribute approximately $100 million in annual Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) rental payments to Minnesota's farmers and ranchers. ...
October 16, 2010 - 11:28am
October 9, 2010
Organic certification cost share deadline is October 30
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota organic farmers and processors seeking certification have until October 30 to apply for the 2009-2010 Organic Certification Cost Share Program.
October 9, 2010 - 10:52am
October 5, 2010
New Chippewa River project aims to make cleanup a profitable measure
BENSON --If 10 percent of the lands now used to produce annual crops like corn and soybeans were instead converted to pasture or perennial cover like alfalfa, the Chippewa River would run clear and clean. Can it be done in a way that adds to the profitability of farms in the basin? That's...
October 5, 2010 - 10:41am
September 26, 2010
MnDOT asks motorists, farm equipment operators to safely share the road during harvest season
ST. PAUL, Minn.-- Motorists traveling on Minnesota highways this fall need to be aware of large farm equipment transporting crops to markets, grain elevators and processing plants, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. "Record harvests are being predicted this...
September 26, 2010 - 9:49am
September 19, 2010
Minnesota farmers offer free groceries for a year
Thousands of Minnesota consumers have learned that a chance to win free groceries for a year is just a mouse click away. In fact, since the Minnesota "Farmers Feed US" promotion at www.FarmersFeedUS.org launched on August 9, Minnesota consumers have registered more than 34,000 times...
September 19, 2010 - 11:35am
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
September 8, 2010
USDA provides assistance to catfish and asparagus producers
Linda Hennen, state excecutive director for United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farm Service Agency in Minnesota, announced that catfish and asparagus producers will have until September 23 to apply for the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program for Farmers. The TAA...
September 8, 2010 - 12:00am