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It can be a daunting task to put a house on the market, but small repairs and staging can go a long way.
A Halstad, Minnesota, family has created a business of producing early-generation potato seed for potato seed producers. The business is a two-generation effort, with numerous employees here on H-2A visas.
Trio of business owners also starting up rental business for wedding, prom and party decor.
Community celebrated opening on Wednesday.

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Care is needed when applying manure around lakes, wetlands, tile intakes and drainage ditches.
The big-box retailer had hired 100,000 workers for last year's holiday season, which was marked by tight labor supply. It had hired about 130,000 seasonal workers in 2019 and in 2020.
Waterhemp is the No. 1 weed escape in fields across southwest Minnesota. Waterhemp and other pigweed species can produce viable seed within 10 days of pollination, according to University of Illinois research.
Farms with 100 and 150 years of continuous family ownership received honors.
Negotiating a fair rental agreement that satisfies the landowner and the farmer is a challenge.
Gary and Jessa Wolter are the fifth-generation farm owners. They celebrated Heritage Farm status with a family reunion in July.

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Beef producers hope that the construction of new plants not owned by the “Big Four” will increase both packing capacity and producer profitability. Only the future holds the answer to this.
A desire for the rural lifestyle and the opportunity to carry on the family farming legacy were two of the major reasons that influenced Nick Hagen’s decision to farm.
The good news is that pig diseases are typically not people diseases, and there is no human health concern regarding an outbreak of ASF. The meat will still be safe to eat.

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