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Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest
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Local hunters keep an eye on CWD developments
Morken: Make the most of this final month
Five cases of CWD confirmed in southeastern Minnesota
Sarah Ruth (Benson) Cheshire
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Our Turn: Echo Press saves taxpayers money
LETTER: Farm bill renewal is in sight
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Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
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March 8, 2017
LETTER: Environmental review is critical for livestock operations
To the editor: It was with great dismay that I learned that the Minnesota House and Senate are proposing bills, House File 1456 and Senate File 1016, which will increase the number of livestock from 1,000 to 2,000 before an environmental impact sheet will be required for the approval...
March 8, 2017 - 8:00am
February 15, 2017
Outwintering Field Day includes tours of Morris dairy herd
The public is invited to attend the Outwintering Field Day on Thursday, March 9, at 10:30 a.m. at West Central Research and Outreach Center, 46352 State Highway 329, Morris. Lunch will be provided. No pre-registration is required. Guests can register at the door. Admission is free....
February 15, 2017 - 6:48pm
October 5, 2016
Crops benefit from proper application of livestock manure
Fall is a busy time for farmers, not only for the crop harvest. Livestock producers will apply billions of gallons or pounds of stored manure to fertilize next year's crop. Manure application requires proper techniques to get the most value from fertilizer and avoid polluting waters...
October 5, 2016 - 3:00am
April 27, 2016
Pro Ag Show Clinic spotlights livestock
A sizable crowd was present at the Pro Ag Show Clinic on Tuesday, April 19 at the Country Store in Alexandria. The clinic included presentations...
April 27, 2016 - 12:00am
December 15, 2015
State grants help fund livestock improvements
Livestock producers are invited to apply for a portion of $2 million in grants available for on-farm improvements. Qualifying producers are reimbursed 10 percent of the first $500,000 of investment, with a minimum investment of $4,000. Qualifying expenditures include the purchase,...
December 15, 2015 - 11:49am
November 4, 2015
Livestock investment grants available
Rep. Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck, encourages local livestock producers to apply for livestock investment grants available through the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. The deadline to apply is Friday, December 18. Grants are available to Minnesota livestock farmers for expenses...
November 4, 2015 - 12:00am
2014 deadlines for livestock disaster aid announced
Minnesota livestock producers can submit notices of animal loss and apply for payment to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA) disaster programs. They were reinstated with the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill. Funding is retroactive and covers some losses back...
June 4, 2014 - 12:00am
September 17, 2012
Pasture Profitability Field Day planned near Wadena
The Sustainable Farming Association (SFA) has three grazing-focused workshops coming up in the next month or so, continuing its commitment to grass-fed livestock production. The first is a Pasture Profitability Field Day at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 29 near Wadena, where attendees will tour...
September 17, 2012 - 2:17pm
August 18, 2010
Program helps livestock farmers improve water quality efforts
Minnesota livestock producers have a new voluntary and proactive way to address water quality issues on their land through the Livestock Environmental Quality Assurance (LEQA) program. With funds from the environmentally-dedicated sales tax, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture...
August 18, 2010 - 12:00am
July 21, 2010
Disaster aid available for Minnesota producers
More than $350,000 in disaster assistance is being sent to Minnesota livestock, honeybee and farm-raised fish producers that suffered losses in 2009 because of disease, adverse weather or other conditions. The aid will come from the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and...
July 21, 2010 - 12:00am
July 2, 2010
Assistance available for livestock producers hit by June 17 tornado
Minnesota farmers who suffered livestock losses due to the June 17 storms may be eligible to receive benefits through the USDA Farm Service Agency's Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP). Producers who lost livestock need to notify their local FSA office within 30 days after the weather...
July 2, 2010 - 12:00am
June 12, 2010
Clarissa farmer agrees to pay $45,000 in feedlot penalties
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has reached an agreement with Joe Varner that requires him to pay $45,000 for alleged feedlot violations at his cattle farm near Clarissa in Todd County. MPCA and Todd County feedlot staff inspections during 2008-2009 revealed several...
June 12, 2010 - 7:09am
June 9, 2010
Lowry woman wins award in national cattle judging contest
In its first competition of the year, a team of Minnesota students brought home reserve top honors from the National Western Stock Show Collegiate...
June 9, 2010 - 12:00am
May 21, 2010
Coalition wants to make sure every child gets a half-pint of milk
June is National Dairy Month and the United Way Community Impact Coalition wants to boost awareness of the nutritional value that milk can provide in a young child's diet. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that nutritional deprivation, specifically during a child's...
May 21, 2010 - 12:00am
May 5, 2010
Applications accepted for losses in livestock, bee and fish production
Late-filed applications for the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) will be accepted for losses that took place in calendar years 2008 and 2009. ELAP sign-up ended on December 10, 2009, for 2008 losses and on February 1, 2010 for 2009...
May 5, 2010 - 12:00am