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August 11, 2017
Dave and Amy Staples of Kensington were named this year's Douglas County Farm Family of the Year. They will be recognized at the upcoming Douglas County Fair. (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press)
Douglas farm family of the year 'truly a family affair'
August 11, 2017 - 10:29am
June 23, 2017
Dan Persons, a sheep farmer in rural Kensington, trims the nails off one of his sheep as his wife, Kay, looks on. (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press)
Raising sheep for a cure to Huntington's disease
June 23, 2017 - 6:50am
June 16, 2017
Central Minnesota Young Farmers Coalition members Andrew Barsness (center) and Matthew Fitzgerald (right) testified before the Minnesota House Agriculture Policy Committee in support of the beginning farmer tax credit bill alongside Rep. Nels Pierson (R-Rochester). (Contributed)
Young farmers score victory at Legislature
June 16, 2017 - 6:26am
Andrew Barsness started farming in 2011 after his grandparents passed away. He now lives on their farm north of Hoffman and rents 160 acres of the family's 270 acres. He is in his second year of transitioning to farming organic wheat and soybeans. (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press)
The accidental farmer: Hoffman man embraces 'idyllic lifestyle'
June 16, 2017 - 6:24am
May 19, 2017
Joel Dahlheimer, a farmer in Alexandria, works to repair a part needed for spring planting. Though this is his 39th crop year, Dahlheimer says there are still new obstacles each year. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
From cool to chaos to crop: Farmers overcome obstacles during spring planting
May 19, 2017 - 11:40am
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