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
CAPITOL CHATTER Political notebook: Minnesota budget clash continues to grow
By Don Davis
Gov. Mark Daytons budget proposal continues to play out in interesting ways, usually with Republicans strongly opposed and Democrats more mildly in support.
Rep. Matt Dean, R-Dellwood, ... Posted on 2/4/13 at 11:11 AM
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
OH LOOK! A SHINY THING Farming with BOOM and Obvious Spies Spying Obviously
Do you think farming needs more BOOM in it? If so, this marvelous little DuPont booklet on farming with dynamite may be for you! I don't think Farmville has a "dynamite" option yet, but I stopped pl... Posted on 8/16/11 at 6:00 AM
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.
WORTHINGTON — Rural Ellsworth cattle producer and veterinarian Erin deKoning was pretty happy to get home from work Monday to see power was finally restored to her family’s farm. After last Tuesday’s ice storm, it didn’t take long for the family’s beef cows to realize the hotwire fence used to keep them in their yard was no longer working.
Replica of sod house recalls structure built in 1870s
BEAVER CREEK — The Minnesota History Center introduced its “Then, Now, Wow” exhibit on Thanksgiving weekend, but it wasn’t until just a couple of weeks ago that a Beaver Creek woman toured the place to see a replica of the 1880s-era sod house that once stood on her family’s farm.
WASHINGTON — As Congress digs into federal farm policy this year, “job one” should be enacting a five-year Farm Bill that will give farmers and ranchers in Minnesota and across the country the certainty they need to plan for the future.
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