ALL ABOUT FOOD Dessert on fire
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REPRINT 1985: Corn Harvest
There was still corn on the ground in November 1985.... Posted on 12/1/10 at 6:00 PM
STAFF BLOG THE FARM BLEAT Tractors and wagons and combines, oh my!
I love to go for drives in the country this time of year. The ready-to-harvest soybeans have a golden glow in the sunlight, the corn stalks have dried and long since lost that sweet summer smell and t... Posted on 10/2/10 at 9:59 PM
RUSHMORE — Clad in faded green suspenders and a new Oliver cap, Harlan Groenewold gets a twinkle in his eye when he thinks about fall harvest this year. He purchased a single-row Oliver corn picker last winter and can’t wait to get into the field with it for old times’ sake.
Wide variety of yields likely
WORTHINGTON — Several loads of new crop corn were delivered to New Vision Cooperative elevators in southwest Minnesota Thursday, but yield reports have been rather slim as farmers begin to combine end rows and move into full-scale harvest mode.
Ladies from Christian Reformed Church provide lunch, too
WORTHINGTON — What goes around, comes around, and when farmer Richard Rutgers needed back surgery for a pinched nerve, his neighbors, friends and family came around Friday to help harvest 100 acres of corn just northeast of Worthington.
Soybean harvest wrapped up; farmers busy combining corn
WORTHINGTON — Greg Ponto of rural Reading is feeling really good about this year’s harvest, but it pains him in a way. Other farmers in southwest Minnesota weren’t lucky enough to escape mid-season hail storms and late-season drown-outs.
Fields dry down quickly after big rains
WORTHINGTON — Sunshine and wind should prove to be a perfect combination today for farmers hoping to get back into the field to harvest soybeans after 4 to 8 inches of rain fell on the region one week ago.
WORTHINGTON — Minnesota West Community and Technical College agriculture instructors Jeff Rogers and Rolf Mahlberg are gearing up for a new fall schedule for students — to continue their education online during the busy harvest season.
WORTHINGTON — Farmers who have been out in recent days getting the rest of last year’s corn crop harvested are finding it over-wintered rather well, considering snow depths that, in some places, buried the entire corn stalk.
NEW ORLEANS, La. — With 55 percent of U.S.-grown soybeans making their way into the export market in 2008-2009, the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council has developed a program to show producers statewide just how their checkoff dollars are helping to fund international marketing programs.
WORTHINGTON — Two words can pretty much sum up the 2009 crop year in southwest Minnesota — weather delays.
By the last week in April, 40 percent of the state’s corn crop had been planted, along with 2 percent of the state’s soybean acres. Then came the rains.
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