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MN Farmer's Union is part of group that is granted audience with Pope

3/28/2015 11:40:00 AM

St. Paul, Minnesota- Five Farmers Union state presidents, including Doug Peterson, with Minnesota Farmers Union and National Farmers Union’s (NFU) chief counsel, David Velde, also from Minneso…

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USDA extends ARC and PLC deadlines

3/27/2015 2:15:00 PM

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today provided farm owners and producers one additional week, until April 7, 2015, to choose between Agriculture Risk Coverage (A…

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The ground beef market and price signals

3/27/2015 8:15:00 AM

Beef’s getting better, to judge by the uptrend in quality grades and resurgent consumer demand. However, an increasing share of that demand has been for ground beef – and an average pound of t…

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State honey production dropped sharply in 2014

3/26/2015 3:45:00 PM

Wisconsin dropped out of the top 10 honey-producing states in 2014 after a brutal winter wiped out a significant number of hives and the continued decline of native vegetation taxed the bees t…

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News Release - MDA confirms emerald ash borer find in Anoka County

3/25/2015 3:20:00 PM

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) today confirmed an emerald ash borer (EAB) infestation in Anoka County. EAB was found in an ash tree on private property in the city of Ham Lake.

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News Release - MDA and FSA to host town hall meetings on wolf depredation and livestock compensation programs

3/25/2015 10:19:00 AM

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and the United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA) will host a series of town hall meetings in northern Minnesota to explain state and federal programs focusing on livestock losses due to wolves, birds of prey, and weather.

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A trip to San Antonio and a drive to Grand Forks

3/19/2015 12:33:00 PM

Cokato, Minn. – Recent activities for Pat FitzSimmons ranged from spending time with family, to managing pigs, to working on national issues for the pork industry.

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Meetings just ahead of busy 2015 planting season

3/18/2015 12:30:00 PM

WALNUT GROVE, Minn. – It was too early to think about planting, but Mike Landuyt hooked up the planter to the tractor in early March.

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News Release - MDA invites farmers to participate in the revived 2015 Nutrient Management Initiative

3/18/2015 9:44:00 AM

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) invites Minnesota farmers and crop advisers to participate in a unique on-farm nutrient management program.

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As farm bill crops deadline nears, consider varying factors

3/16/2015 12:17:25 PM

Farmers and landowners have until the end of March 31 to make their choices under the 2014 Farm Bill....

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News Release - Explore MDA resources at farmers market conference

3/12/2015 10:03:00 AM

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is offering a bounty of resources at the 2015 Minnesota Farmers Market Conference.

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During 'America Saves Week,' take 4 steps toward financial health

2/23/2015 11:21:46 AM

No the matter level of household income, committing to saving can help individuals and families gain better control of their finances. During America Saves Week, the University of Minnesota Extension offers these steps to help make saving achievable....

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U of M survey: Minnesotans predict 2015 leisure travel spending

2/6/2015 10:56:15 AM

About one-half of Minnesota residents vacation in the state, and 78 percent said they plan to spend as much or more of their money on leisure travel in 2015 as they did 2014, a new survey by the University of...

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Extension, FSA add extra 2014 Farm Bill crops education seminars

1/14/2015 2:25:20 PM

Due to high demand, University of Minnesota Extension and the Farm Service Agency will offer seven educational seminars to help crops producers choose options necessitated by the 2014 Farm Bill programs....

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Closing livestock commentary

11/12/2013 5:37:00 PM

Cattle slightly lower, hog contracts sink

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Closing grains commentary

11/12/2013 5:35:00 PM

Strong demand sends beans up, corn fizzles

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