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March 20, 2017
Nobles County buffer compliance inching up
March 20, 2017 - 8:01pm
March 17, 2017
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said his water quality law has gained good traction throughout the state, with nearly 75 percent of counties in compliance with buffer laws eight months before deadline. (Maureen McMullen / Forum News Service)play button
Buffer strips ahead of deadline; Dayton opposes big changes to law
March 17, 2017 - 9:36am
March 8, 2017
Past rain events have washed soil and debris into the road ditch, cutting into the bank before flowing into the tile intake shown here at the bottom of the photo. The amount of sediment and phosphorus carried into the intake and ending up in local lakes is a concern of the Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District. (Julie Buntjer / Daily Globe)
Watershed district talks tile intakes
March 8, 2017 - 9:10pm
Flowers and grasses fill these floating islands on the E.O. Olson Regional Stormwater Pond on the grounds of Minnesota West Community and Technical College. (Daily Globe file photo)
Watershed District to invest in more floating biohavens
March 8, 2017 - 9:05pm
March 7, 2017
Ben Rogers earned the Chapter Star Greenhand award. (Special to the Daily Globe)
Worthington FFA presents awards at banquet
March 7, 2017 - 6:50pm
March 2, 2017
Worthington farmer Bill Gordon, currently serving as treasurer of the American Soybean Association, is representing the soybean industry at the Commodity Classic this week in San Antonio, Texas. (Special to the Daily Globe)
Local farmer talks ag climate at Commodity Classic
March 2, 2017 - 8:45pm
February 28, 2017
Local restaurants testing soybean oil this week
February 28, 2017 - 5:52pm
February 26, 2017
Shown are shrimp grown at the Tru Shrimp laboratory at Balaton. (Special to Forum News Service)
Commercial shrimp production on way to southwest MN
February 26, 2017 - 8:01pm
Hannah Kruse stands with one of her purebred registered Hereford cows on her family's farm near Ellsworth. (Julie Buntjer / Daily Globe)
Ellsworth teen represents Rock County cattlemen
February 26, 2017 - 7:42pm
Lexi Slater can often be found helping with chores on her family's feeder-finish beef operation near Wilmont. (Julie Buntjer / Daily Globe)
Wilmont teen represents Nobles County cattlemen
February 26, 2017 - 7:20pm
February 23, 2017
Heron Lake-Okabena FFA members Leah Schmid (left) and Eli Liepold (right) join FFA advisor and agriculture instructor Loretta Halbur inside the greenhouse on the HL-O high school campus in Okabena. Students have been working to get the greenhouse ready to start vegetables and fruit that will be planted in their school garden. (Julie Buntjer / Daily Globe)
H-LO FFA Chapter to develop school garden
February 23, 2017 - 3:47pm
Edgerton High School ag instructor Nathan Thompson goes over options for projects in upcoming FFA competition. Students shown are Carl Haag (from left), Madie Nelson, Joni Vander Beek and Jesson Delft. (Tim Middagh / Daily Globe)
Edgerton High School forms FFA Chapter
February 23, 2017 - 3:44pm
February 4, 2017
Madison Schaefer, Worthington, stands with the five bred heifers she won through the Rolling Hills Heifer Program. (Special to the Daily Globe)
Local teen wins five bred heifers through bank giveaway
February 4, 2017 - 11:09am
January 31, 2017
This Daily Globe file photo from 2016 shows a waterway north of Worthington with a 66-foot grassed buffer to protect the waters and filter out sediment coming from adjacent farm fields. (Julie Buntjer / Daily Globe)
Enforcing the law: County must decide by March 31 to handle buffer compliance
January 31, 2017 - 9:29pm
January 26, 2017
MPCA completes 43 enforcement cases; 1 locally
January 26, 2017 - 8:45pm
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