CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Farmers want clarification
By Don Davis and Danielle Killey
Farmers are not sure how much more they will be taxed after the Democratic-controlled Legislature adopted a $2 billion tax increase.
It appears that farmers will pay ... Posted on 5/21/13 at 1:12 AM
STAFF BLOG LAGNIAPPE A foray into the pumpkin patch
When it comes to baking with pumpkin, I have to admit that my experience comes totally from a can, and even then its a limited experience. I may have baked a pumpkin pie brother Martys favorite desser... Posted on 10/3/12 at 5:26 AM
ALL ABOUT FOOD What would Julia do with a load of fresh vegetables?
I think Julia Child would love Bemidji, the community in northern Minnesota I've called home for 11 years. I never had the opportunity to meet the woman who brought French cooking into American home k... Posted on 8/15/12 at 6:00 AM
OH LOOK! A SHINY THING At the Farmers Market
In the space of one summer and the tiny bit of fall we've seen, the Tuesday afternoon Farmers Market has gone from a quiet affair known only to a few to a pretty big deal, with people waiting on the s... Posted on 9/15/09 at 11:25 AM
More than a dozen farmers complete tillage for man injured in farm accident
WORTHINGTON — A farm accident that happened in the blink of an eye earlier this month has kept Kent Johnson of rural Worthington in a Sioux Falls, S.D., hospital recovering from head trauma and numerous bone fractures.
SWCD, NRCS available to help farmers with erosion issues
WORTHINGTON — A wind advisory issued for today and a forecast for potentially heavy rains as early as Wednesday have the potential to wreak even more havoc on eroding topsoil across southwest Minnesota’s farmland.
Planting continues around intermittent rain showers
WORTHINGTON — Eastern Jackson County farmer Loren Tusa is wondering when, exactly, farmers were supposed to start planting this year.
It was warm and dry early, then it cooled off. They now have intermittent rain showers to work around.
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.
Rita Vander Kooi promotes dairy industry, lifestyle
WORTHINGTON — Rita Vander Kooi, along with her her husband Joe and their two children, are the latest faces to be featured in the Farmers Feed Us campaign to help educate consumers about the people who work to grow their food.
HARRIS, Iowa — Driving their old tractors out of the machine shed, digging the moldboard plows out of the grove and putting them to work led to an enjoyable stroll down memory lane — or in this case, an old-fashioned Plowing Bee — in a rural Harris, Iowa, farm field Saturday afternoon.
MORGAN, Minn. — The federal government is sticking its nose into farmers’ business, and hurting Minnesota agriculture in the process, Tim Pawlenty said Thursday after delivering his final Farmfest speech as governor.
Habitat development is focus of heritage council’s visit to area
HERON LAKE — Finding a balance between conservation practices and production agriculture took center stage Wednesday night and Thursday morning, as the public weighed in on the efforts of the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council.
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.
U.S. Ag Secretary wants to build its markets, infrastructure
MARSHALL — No knock against convenience stores, but the United States Department of Agriculture is changing focus to support the development of farmers markets, food processing and cold storage facilities in rural communities, according to Tom Vilsack, secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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