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April 19, 2017
Zach and Nate Johnson of Lowry speak to Raphael and Guilherme Garcia of Brazil about the spacings in which corn is planted in Minnesota versus on the Garcia’s farm near Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Garcias connected with Zach Johnson through his YouTube channel about agriculture and decided to visit his farm while in the U.S. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
Brazilians visit Lowry farm after connecting on social media
April 19, 2017 - 11:02am
April 6, 2017
Minnesota finds source of invasive weed on conservation land
April 6, 2017 - 3:25pm
April 5, 2017
Gary Wertish (left), president of the Minnesota Farmers Union, speaks Thursday, March 31, 2017, in Alexandria, during one of a series on statewide meeting to hears concerns from residents in rural Minnesota. At right is Emily Piper, Minnesota commisioner of human services. (Jeff Beach | Echo Press)
Poor ag economy, health insurance costs weighing on farmers
April 5, 2017 - 6:00pm
December 14, 2016
George Davis (standing in front), who lives on Lake Aaron, addresses the members of the Douglas County Planning Advisory Commission about issues with a proposed expanded feedlot. (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press)
Vote clears way for large feedlot
December 14, 2016 - 4:48pm
September 7, 2016
The DNR's website has an interactive map for landowners to use to see if a buffer is required on their land.
Buffers now set in law, farmers making effort to comply
September 7, 2016 - 12:00am
August 19, 2016
Attendees look over the scale model of the expanded feedlot proposed by Millerville farmer, Joe Wagner.  (Photo by Celeste Edenloff, Echo Press)
Smell tops list of concerns about proposed feedlot
August 19, 2016 - 12:00am
April 27, 2016
Glen Bearson (right), manager of the Country Store in Alexandria, watches as a local farmer presents to a sizable crowd at the Pro Ag Show Clinic on Tuesday, April 19 at the Country Store in Alexandria. (Contributed photo)
Pro Ag Show Clinic spotlights livestock
April 27, 2016 - 12:00am
Share comments on buffer, soil loss programs
April 27, 2016 - 12:00am
April 17, 2016
Rod Eldevik stands by the 1936 Farmall F-12 he recently purchased and brought to the Pioneer Power Club's Vintage Tractor Show at Viking Plaza in Alexandria. The display started last Thursday and ran through Sunday. (Al Edenloff | Echo Press)
A look into farming 80 years ago
April 17, 2016 - 7:20pm
Buffer change passes committee
March 17, 2016 - 10:00am
March 9, 2016
Buffer strips are designed to protect water by filtering out phosphorus, nitrogen and sediment. (Contributed photo)
Farmers will be able to see buffer maps soon
March 9, 2016 - 12:00am
February 19, 2016
John Mesco, presenter of the Soil Science Basics class, sprays a handful of soil with water. Those looking on included (left to right) Jeanne Johnson of Alexandria and Michael Klein of Eden Valley.
Down-and-dirty lessons about soil science
February 19, 2016 - 9:46am
February 18, 2016
Ron Branch of Alexandria makes a point about farmers’ markets at the Feb. 9 roundtable.
Farmers face troubling times ahead
February 18, 2016 - 7:59am
February 13, 2016
David Nicolai, extension educator of crops for the University of Minnesota extension service, presents a hands-on demonstration illustrating spray drift due to various nozzle tips and water pressure to attendees of the Best of the Best in Wheat and Soybean Research conference at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, ND on February 4, 2016. (Nick Nelson | Forum News Service)
New technology addresses chemical spray drift
February 13, 2016 - 1:00pm
January 16, 2016
Market steers born in April 2014 are ready to sell in January 2016, to be made into steaks. Deciding when to sell is difficult in a volatile market. Photo taken Dec. 30, 2015, at Perham, Minn. (Mikkel Pates | Forum News Service)
Buy, sell or wait? Cattle industry copes with volatility
January 16, 2016 - 9:00am