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USDA extends deadline for emergency assistance for livestock, honeybees, and farm-raised fish program

7/31/2014 5:00:00 PM

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 — U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan M. Garcia announced today that the enrollment deadline for the 2012 and 2013 Emer…

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MAWRC offers free confidential nitrate screening at Farmfest

7/31/2014 4:30:00 PM

In order to help farmers better understand nitrates in water, Minnesota Agricultural Water Resource Center (and its member organizations) are offering free, confidential nitrate screening at Farmfest.

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News Release - Governor Dayton declares August 3-9 Farmers Market Week

7/31/2014 1:57:00 PM

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed August 3-9, 2014, as “Farmers Market Week” in Minnesota to celebrate the benefits of farmers markets and the agricultural products farmers provide.

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Treating foot rot, pink eye and other summer fun

7/30/2014 10:00:00 AM

Summer just started last week around the Grand Rapids, Minn., area and even though we only have about a 10-day growing season, it rained the first three days.

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BeefTalk: May calving bull turnout is Aug. 1

7/29/2014 1:00:00 PM

Given later calving, 99 percent of the cows are calving within the first two breeding cycles (42 days) at the Dickinson Research Extension Center. The center switched to May calving in 2012. S…

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News Release - RFA to offer zero-interest loans for farmers in flood disaster counties

7/28/2014 3:20:00 PM

The Minnesota Rural Finance Authority (RFA) has lowered its interest rate on the Disaster Loan program to zero percent to help farmers cover the costs to repair and replace items not covered by insurance from flooding.

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Farm families recognized for their leadership, success

7/28/2014 11:35:47 AM

Every day, in more ways that we are aware, agriculture impacts our lives. From the food we eat to the cloths we wear, to the machines and materials we use to work and play - we all depend on a...

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News Release - Celebrate Minnesota Farmers Market Week

7/28/2014 8:46:00 AM

Minnesota is joining farmers markets across the country celebrating National Farmers Market Week August 3-9, 2014.

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South Central crops make great progress in July 2014

7/27/2014 6:00:00 AM

LAKE CRYSTAL, Minn. – With the heavy June rains in the rearview mirror, farmers looked for gentle rain in July to minimize crop stress.

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Growing season in full swing across west central Minn.

7/26/2014 6:00:00 AM

DANVERS, Minn. – Similar to the past two years, rainfall in Swift County diminished greatly after July 1.

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News Release - MDA issues consumer advisory for Heart O’ Lakes Meats “Mild Beer Stix”

7/24/2014 1:13:00 PM

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is notifying consumers that Heart O’ Lakes Meats of Pelican Rapids, Minnesota, has issued an allergy alert for undeclared allergens in “Mild Beer Stix” produced and sold at the store.

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University honors Farm Families of the Year

7/14/2014 11:35:07 AM

Representing agricultural achievement in diverse farming operations, 74 families from throughout Minnesota are being honored as a 2014 Farm Family of the Year by the University of Minnesota....

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Manure storage challenges after historic rains

7/3/2014 3:44:45 PM

Heavy rains can add water to manure storage. This reduces space for manure and freeboard and makes emptying pits more difficult....

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USDA federal order requires reporting of PEDv

6/26/2014 10:30:11 AM

Producers and veterinarians must report porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) and porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV), according to a new federal order from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Producers who suspect their pigs have PEDv or PDCoV should work with their veterinarian...

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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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