THE VIEW FROM MY WINDOW Grandpa's Fun Farm!
I have a favorite place to go here in town. Its not too far away, its bright and cheerful and full of hope, its mostly outdoorsbut it also has antiques. How could I not like the sound of that?
Gr... Posted on 6/18/13 at 9:14 PM
CAPITOL CHATTER Food stamp cut begins farm bill debate
By Don Davis
Food stamps are at the same time the biggest hurdle to enacting federal farm policy and a necessary part of passing the farm bill.
Discussion about cutting spending for the program to fee... Posted on 6/18/13 at 5:16 PM
STAFF BLOG THE FARM BLEAT I fought the tree and the tree won
You know those safety messages that flood the media during the spring planting and fall harvest seasons? Farmers get in a hurry to put the crop in the ground after the snow melts and then get the crop... Posted on 4/29/13 at 7:09 PM
DISTRICT 22A STATE REPRESENTATIVE JOE SCHOMACKER Farm Bureau Endorses Schomacker
I am proud to receive the Minnesota Farm Bureau's Political Action Committee endorsement for State Representative this year. The endorsement is based on my support of the Farm Bureau's policies like r... Posted on 9/20/12 at 5:30 AM
STAFF BLOG BEYOND THE PAGE Oh yes, I milked a cow
No matter how many times you've done things, there was always the first.
Sometimes we remember the first time.
Other times, it gets lost among the millions of experiences a person has in their lif... Posted on 6/18/12 at 11:04 AM
Local producers, businesses receive grants from state ag department
LAKEFIELD — Minnesota Department of Agriculture Assistant Agriculture Commissioner Charlie Poster and Marketing Division Director Mary Hanks visited farms and businesses in southwest Minnesota Monday.
Area greenhouses and berry farms busy after slow early spring
WORTHINGTON — Although a cool, slow-starting spring and a Worthington ban on non-essential watering delayed many homeowners’ plant purchases and gardening efforts, color has nonetheless begun appearing in area yards — and things are shaping up for a berry good late June.
WORTHINGTON — In its first visit to southwest Minnesota, the Minnesota Ag Ambassador Institute brought 45 young men and women to Jackson and Nobles counties earlier this week to learn tips to better communicate the positive message of agriculture.
DES MOINES, Iowa — The deadline to apply for the 2013 Century and Heritage Farm Program in Iowa is June 1. The program recognizes families that have owned their farm for 100 years in the case of Century Farms and 150 years for Heritage Farms.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Foundation for Responsible Animal Care (MnFRAC) seeks college students with an interest in serving as spokespersons for animal agriculture to apply to be a Minnesota State Fair 4-H Animal Science Peer Mentor. Six positions are available.
ST. PAUL — Commodity Challenge, an online grain trading game, has been redesigned and relaunched by a University of Minnesota Extension economist at the University’s Center for Farm Financial Management.
ST. PAUL — The potential of reduced production due to delayed planting in 2013 because of the cold, wet start to the growing season could result in additional challenges in managing marketing. While there is still time to plant this year’s crop and achieve normal yields, it is important to understand the marketing implications if we experience continued delays in corn planting.
Farmers at the mercy of snow, drought WORTHINGTON — In a typical year, the region’s crop producers would have had their small grains planted by early April, their corn in the ground by the end of April, and their soybeans rolling out of planters and into farm fields by the first week of May.
Earll elected as Iowa president; Brockshus tapped as VP
SIBLEY, Iowa — For the second consecutive year, a graduate of Sibley-Ocheyedan High School will lead the Iowa FFA Association as its president, and two of the school’s graduates will serve on the state officer team.
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