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Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
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Update: Fire reported at grain elevator in Brandon (w/video)
CAPITOL CHATTER: Minnesota Capitol not alone in renovation work
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Sept. 22
Blizzard hockey: Freeze edge Alex in the final period
Football: Morris remains unbeaten against Minnewaska
Blizzard hockey: Alex falls at New Ulm
Football: Christenson runs wild in win at Willmar
Area football scores from Friday, Sept. 24
Butterfly babies:Loss of twin sons at birth spurs involvement in memorial 5K
Love INC to host annual fundraiser
Life campaign gathers for the unborn
The Kingery Family presents music with a vision
Births - Sept. 23, 2016
Engaged - Schutta and Kelly
Engaged - Hanson and Arceneau
Births - Sept. 9, 2016
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
What makes a trophy hunter?
From Austin to Alex
Mike Frisch: Fall walleye tips
Morken: The final tune-ups before the season
Kathleen L. Haining
Franklin L. Cobb
Phillip O. Thompson
Sallie A. DeBoer
"Monty" Francis Hevern
EDITORIAL: How to survive a crash with a power pole
IN THE KNOW: A wonderful, vibrant area
LETTER: Heroic actions saved lives
IT'S OUR TURN: Photos and the First Amendment
EDITORIAL: Don't take emergency care for granted
Farm loan program offers options for on-farm storage
Watch tractors in action at Plow Day 2016
Improving yields and water quality
YOU ASKED: Who planted the sunflowers near interstate?
Extension Column: Now is the time to take cuttings from your favorite annuals
Website launched for small businesses, entrepreneurs
Bell Bank named among 'Best Banks to Work For'
Carlos Creek Winery honored for Business and Industrial Appreciation Day
Employers of the Year nominations sought
Lake Darling Resort to replace Viking Trail Resort
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
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
May 20, 2009
2009 EQIP applications due May 22
Minnesota landowners are encouraged to submit 2009 applications to USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS) for participation in the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) by May 22. EQIP is offered through a continuous signup, but NRCS periodically makes...
May 20, 2009 - 12:00am