STAFF BLOG THE FARM BLEAT On ginger, piggies, willows and hops
I believe I mentioned in a blog a while back that I am taking part in a 10-month-long leadership program offered through the University of Minnesota called the U-Lead Advisory Academy.
I'm writing my... Posted on 11/4/10 at 9:40 PM
REPRINT 1945: Preventing Linoleum Scratching, Er, Hail Damage
I couldn't figure out how lineoleum could possibly be damaged by hail, as this 1945 advertisement shows, but it turns out the picture is actually of crops damaged by hail.
The print has not age... Posted on 6/9/10 at 6:00 AM
Crops look good from road, but discoveries in rows tell different story
BEAVER CREEK — Jim Willers plucked a soybean plant out of one of his fields south of Jasper Tuesday morning and pointed out the dried buds where green bean pods should have been hanging.
Stewart Allen pilots the helicopter spraying a mixture of fungicide and fertilizer to a field in rural Jackson County Saturday afternoon. Workers from Crop Production Services of Lakefield and Terry Jon Aviation of St. Peter refill the chemical tank after the chopper lands on a truck mounted rack.
Website gives consumers chance to win a year of free groceries
WORTHINGTON — Matt Widboom is one of nine farmers to be featured on a new website designed to educate Minnesota’s consumers about the crops and livestock grown on farms across the state.
Some crops have incurred damage from heavy rains, wind, hail
WORTHINGTON — The Independence Day holiday has long been used as a gauge in crop development, but the old adage of knee-high by the Fourth of July seems rather outdated.
WORTHINGTON — It’s been several days since the thermometer dipped below 32 degrees, but the lack of sunshine and warmer weather still has many crop producers wondering about the extent of frost damage to their emerged corn fields.
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.
ST. PAUL — Specialty crop growers in Minnesota can now apply for the 2010 Specialty Crop Block Grant program through the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA). The grants help growers of specialty crops, such as fruits, vegetables and nursery plants compete in today’s marketplace. Minnesota’s federal allocation for the grants is more than $797,000.
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.
SFY International witness dire need for lock and dam improvements
NEW ORLEANS, La. – Four years ago, the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council debuted the See For Yourself (SFY) program, geared to educate the state’s soybean producers on the path their crop takes once it leaves the field.
WORTHINGTON — At the end of each year for the last 16 years, a survey has been conducted for farmland sales in 14 southwest Minnesota counties. The survey reports bare farmland sales to nonrelated parties for the first six months of each year.
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