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FARMING

A fire at the same farm on Christmas Eve 2020 caused the deaths of about 1,000 milking goats, 15 peacocks and a dog.
Farmer Angela Dawson is trying to help others overcome obstacles and make a living from the land.
Despite high corn prices, farmers intend to plant 7.8 million acres of corn this year, down 600,000 acres from 2021.
The Census of Agriculture, taken only once every five years, looks at land use and ownership, operator characteristics, production practices, income and expenditures.

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Years and years ago in Douglas County, there were hundreds of dairy farms, but these days the number is in the low to mid 30s, said Mark Koep, Douglas County feedlot coordinator.
At Midwest Machinery in Alexandria, parts manager Mark Tolifson said parts delays are widespread.
Sanctions against Russia and uncertainty about Ukraine’s ability to export grains and plant new crops have raised concern about wheat supplies and driven up costs.
Losses reported on about a quarter of Douglas County’s farmed acres in 2021.
Kelly Anderson says cattle and conservation belong together.
He still farms some of the land that his great-great grandpa farmed.

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With two competing versions of the bill in the Legislature, the House and Senate will likely have to negotiate on a compromise in conference committee.
Jim Waldorf enrolled two parcels of land, totaling 74 acres, into the Minnesota Conservation Reserve Enhancement program. The land will be permanently protected through a perpetual easement with the Reinvest in Minnesota (RIM) easement program.

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