THE VIEW FROM MY WINDOW The Disheveled Gardener: Act Two
Theres something about waking up to a frost-killed begonia that makes me feel terribly sad. Even though I knew the cold was coming and was willing to sacrifice said begonia to Jack Frost, I still was... Posted on 9/25/12 at 6:17 PM
NEW PLATEAUS Problem Solved? #2 Meat-eating
I like meat; you like meat. Most everyone likes meat.But there are problems with being carnivores: scarcity, price, and (scoff if you must) there's that whole moral issue.
Back in May, I introduced a... Posted on 8/23/12 at 8:58 AM
THE FLENSBURG FILES Bergen, Minnesota
After a brief hiatus due to non-column related commitments, we are now back on track to start you on the tour of the German-named villages in Minnesota. We'll start off with the first town on the li... Posted on 1/23/11 at 5:26 AM
What will be your farm’s legacy? We often think of our legacy as related to our farm’s financial success. Our legacy will show how we were able to weather hard times — floods, droughts, hot weather, cool weather, low prices, pests, weeds, the farming crisis of the ’80s, changes in production methods and other enormous challenges. Our legacy will show that not only did our farm survive, it prospered. Maybe it even grew in numbers of acres or livestock.
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.
Fast dry-down makes quick work of harvests
WORTHINGTON — With corn prices just under $7 per bushel and soybeans garnering close to $11 per bushel, farmers across the region were hoping for bumper crops this fall to cash in on rather decent commodity prices.
Big machinery, high-value crops lead some to plow up public rights-of-way
WORTHINGTON — Take a drive in the country these days and you may notice a changing landscape — one in which some farmers are inching their implements beyond what used to be fence rows and plowing up portions of public rights of way.
Worthington native establishes minature farm in Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS — Three decades ago, Stefan Meyer was a young kid experiencing life on the family’s corn, soybean and turkey growing operation just outside of Worthington.
Farming property costs increase, as farmers’ still willing to pay high prices
WORTHINGTON — As long as farmers continue to pay high prices for land, property values are going to continue to climb — and they did again this year.
LEOTA — Keela Wieneke realized just how much she missed the farm after she and her family moved into Leota about six years ago. So, she did the one thing that could keep her connected to agriculture — she went to work on a dairy farm.
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