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Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, Oct. 19
Fire destroys truck in Alexandria
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, Oct. 18
Growing insurance premiums frustrate farmers
Thompson receives Mayor's Peace Award
8-5A Football: Cards to face winner of Spuds, Lumberjacks
5AA football: Osakis to face Benson in section quarterfinals
6A volleyball: Chargers four seed in subsection tourney
Football: ACGC shuts out Lakers
Area football scores from Wednesday, Oct. 19
Youth show kindness to sheriff's office, police department
Learning to grow through grief: Anderson Funeral Home to host grief seminar
A pioneer in local farmers' market retires
CLCA 2016-17 season opens with Dallas Brass
EAC to display photos from International Space Station
Births - Oct. 14, 2016
Engaged - Schwab and Ronning
Engaged - Schmitz and Volesky
Wedding - Lesnau and Johanneson
DNR Release: Lake Carlos State Park to offer snowshoe-lacing workshop
From the stand: Doe tagged on a perfect evening
Mike Frisch: Find the fish first
Lake Miltona hosting pro musky world championship
A color fiesta: Area's top destinations to see the beauty of fall
Allan D. Olk
Eunice Mae Lydia Backlund
Vincent T. Montgomery
Glenice Lauretta Phelps
COMMENTARY: Dutch elm disease is still very prevalent
EDITORIAL: Be on lookout for pedestrians
LETTER: Unborn life matters
LETTER: What's good for Twin Cities is good for Minnesota
1966: Alexandria businessmen on educational tour of Cities
How to manage box elder bugs
2017 Minnesota Gardening calendars are now available
Wheat council seeks candidates for board of directors
Five ways to protect your garden from deer
Crops benefit from proper application of livestock manure
Alexandria among cheapest cities for car insurance
FAST adds large robotic welder to Glenwood facility
Alexandria credit unions team up to volunteer
Chamber Ambassadors visit three businesses
TWF Industries Inc. is named a Top Shop
hires and promotions
On The Street
September 15, 2010
Conservation loan program available locally
USDA Farm Service Agency Minnesota Executive Director Linda Hennen has announced the launch of a Conservation Loan (CL) program that will provide farm owners and farm-related business operators access to credit to implement conservation techniques that will conserve natural resources. "This...
September 15, 2010 - 12:00am
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
August 18, 2010
USDA announces Conservation Reserve Program general sign-up
U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that a general sign-up for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) has begun and will continue through Friday, August 27, 2010. During the sign-up period, farmers and ranchers may offer eligible land for CRP's competitive...
August 18, 2010 - 12:00am
July 28, 2010
Home sweet home: Program turns residents into homeowners
Homeownership plays a vital role in improving lives, as well as in strengthening neighborhoods and the economy. Recently, USDA Rural Development...
July 28, 2010 - 12:00am
June 2, 2010
USDA announces assistance program for orchardists and nursery tree growers
Orchardists and nursery tree growers can begin applying for benefits under the Tree Assistance Program, announced USDA Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Linda Hennen. Signup began Monday, May 10 at local Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices. The Tree Assistance Program (TAP)...
June 2, 2010 - 12:00am
May 26, 2010
Enrollment deadline approaching for ACRE
Linda Hennen, executive director of USDA's Minnesota Farm Service Agency (FSA), reminds producers that June 1, 2010, is the deadline for the 2010 Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program or the traditional Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP). This is a mandatory deadline...
May 26, 2010 - 12:00am
February 19, 2010
EQIP funding available for conservation
Now is a good time to contact a Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to discuss your conservation needs and complete an application to receive funding through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). EQIP has been the main USDA conservation program for assistance...
February 19, 2010 - 12:00am
February 12, 2010
Environmental Quality Incentives Program funds available to Minnesota producers
Agricultural producers looking to solve natural resource problems on their farms should apply now for assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), administered by the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The Minnesota NRCS announced that...
February 12, 2010 - 12:00am
February 10, 2010
Home buyers may qualify for tax credits
USDA Rural Development will have about $42 million available through its direct home loan program targeted at low-income residents throughout rural Minnesota in 2010. Qualified first-time and repeat home buyers may also be eligible for tax credits made possible by the Worker, Homeownership...
February 10, 2010 - 12:00am
January 13, 2010
Meeting offers information about conservation programs
Douglas County residents with an interest in natural resources are invited to attend a public meeting to discuss the various USDA conservation programs, including the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP). The stakeholder meeting is Tuesday, January 26 at 1:30 p.m. at the...
January 13, 2010 - 12:00am
November 18, 2009
Farm Service Agency county committee elections under way
Linda Hennen, executive director of the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farm Service Agency in Minnesota, announced that the 2009 FSA county committee election ballots have been mailed to eligible voters. Ballots must be returned to local FSA offices by December...
November 18, 2009 - 12:00am
August 21, 2009
Meetings in Brandon, Carlos will explain Conservation Stewardship program
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) began a continuous sign-up for the new Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) on August 10 in Minnesota. NRCS administers CSP, a voluntary conservation program designed to encourage agricultural and...
August 21, 2009 - 12:00am
August 5, 2009
Ploughshare Farm and community supported agriculture
In my last column, we visited about the "locavore" movement and eating locally. This week I'd like to suggest another local option, community supported agriculture (CSA). What is CSA? The USDA defines CSA as a "community of individuals who pledge support to a farm operation so that...
August 5, 2009 - 12:00am
July 29, 2009
Deadline nears for risk management program
Jay Backowski, executive director of USDA's Farm Service Agency in Douglas County, reminds producers that the sign-up deadline to elect the new Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program is August 14. "I encourage all producers to visit their local FSA office and land grant university...
July 29, 2009 - 12:00am
July 22, 2009
Commissioner Hugoson urges USDA to reshape animal identification discussion
Citing the importance of animal traceability in responding to food safety threats and livestock disease outbreaks, Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Gene Hugoson and Minnesota State Veterinarian Dr. Bill Hartmann recently sent a joint letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack...
July 22, 2009 - 12:00am