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February 22, 2018
Conservation plan pays farmers
February 22, 2018 - 8:40am
February 12, 2018
Forum News Service file
USDA: Farm profits to fall in 2018
February 12, 2018 - 6:11am
January 31, 2018
Billy Euerle visits the barn north of Garfield where he ran Heart and Soul Dairy. Tough milk prices were among factors that forced him to walk away from the farm last year. State figures show 61 dairy farms still operating in Douglas County. In 2000, there were 202. (Karen Tolkkinen / Echo Press)
Empty barns: Prolonged low milk prices pressuring dairy farms to fold
January 31, 2018 - 12:03pm
November 23, 2017
Are farmers getting gouged on rent?
November 23, 2017 - 8:01am
November 22, 2017
Brandon farmer John Ledermann (right) is recognized for taking measures to protect water quality. (Contributed)
Brandon farmer protects water
November 22, 2017 - 6:23pm
November 17, 2017
Most soybean fields, like this one north of Kensington were harvested in October but corn harvest was behind schedule for many Minnesota farmers this fall. (Jeff Beach / Echo Press)
Corn, soybean yields down but still a good crop
November 17, 2017 - 1:33pm
November 2, 2017
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
November 2, 2017 - 9:34am
October 19, 2017
County crafting buffer compliance rules
October 19, 2017 - 11:08am
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