CAPITOL CHATTER State suggests crop insurance during drought
Minnesotans learned in recent days that while floods are less likely than most recent years a drought could expand, prompting state officials to urge farmers to consider buying crop insurance.
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Contracts for thousands of acres set to expire on Sept. 30
WORTHINGTON — According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, an estimated 550,000 acres of Minnesota land will expire from the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) in the next three years.
Editor’s Note: The Heron Lake Watershed District spans roughly 472 square miles in portions of Nobles, Murray, Cottonwood and Jackson counties. This is the second in a series of three stories published this week about projects within the watershed aimed at addressing water quality and flood control.
WILMONT — Cost-share dollars offered through the Heron Lake Watershed District (HLWD) can be used for a variety of projects.
Farmers facing bad weather, pests and diseases
WORTHINGTON — The rain seemed as though it wouldn’t stop in the early part of the growing season, and now portions of southern Minnesota are thirsting for moisture.
Corn crop going in as one of earliest on record
WORTHINGTON — The rain held off for longer than expected Friday, allowing farmers from throughout the region to get in several extra hours of planting time.
FOSSTON — The first reports of something amiss in the wheat fields east of Grand Forks came early Sunday from barking dogs and bawling cows, but no livestock is missing — no people, either — so locals seem inclined to doubt that alien spaceships made a stop at Dean Sorgaard’s place.
Chuck Haga, Grand Forks Herald, DL-Online
, July 29, 2008
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