News Release - Add value to your ag operation with grants this autumn
9/2/2014 9:38:00 AM
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has another round of funding available for projects to help farmers, producers and processors add value to their operations.
Enrollment for New Dairy Farm Risk Management Program to Begin Sept. 2
8/30/2014 7:00:00 AM
USDA Launches New Web Tool to Help Producers Manage Unforeseen Economic Challenges
State Fair People's Choice Awards Honor Fan Favorites
8/29/2014 7:00:00 AM
ST. PAUL, MINN. (08/28/2014)(readMedia)-- Minnesota State Fair fans have finished nominating their favorites in the Great Minnesota Get-Together's third People's Choice Awards. In a ceremony h…
Ag financing remains relevant in 2014
8/28/2014 10:49:00 AM
The farmer’s desire to grow his/her business has helped AgStar Financial Services increase its earnings.
Marbling matters as weaning time approaches
8/27/2014 10:51:00 AM
Marbling in cattle — the taste fat — was long considered the feedlot’s responsibility, until research pointed to opportunities all the way back to the ranch.
FairRent is now available online
8/27/2014 10:09:52 AM
The Center for Farm Financial Management, part of University of Minnesota Extension, has just released a tool to help producers and landlords evaluate alternative land rental arrangements. FairRent for the web is a new and improved web version of the...
News Release - Cost share program makes organic certification more affordable
8/26/2014 9:34:00 AM
Minnesota organic farmers and processors can apply for a rebate of up to 75 percent of the cost of their organic certification.
As small grain harvest winds down, row crops could use rain
8/23/2014 5:17:00 PM
CHANDLER, Minn. – Kyle Talsma, crop watcher for southwestern Minnesota, began his report by saying it’s “hard to believe we’re halfway through August already; it seems as if summer has just begun.”
Farmers evaluate crops to determine propane needs
8/21/2014 3:40:00 PM
DANVERS, Minn. – Temperatures in the 70s and 80s, light and gentle breezes, and lots of sunshine helped with 2014 soybean pod fill and corn kernel development in August.
News Release - MDA launches campaign to “Protect Minnesota Pollinators”
8/21/2014 9:30:00 AM
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) today launched a new public awareness campaign to protect pollinating insects in yards and gardens, along roadsides and on farms.
News Release - MDA confirms emerald ash borer find in Olmsted County
8/20/2014 1:41:00 PM
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) today confirmed an emerald ash borer (EAB) infestation in Olmsted County near the interchange of Interstate 90 and U.S. Highway 63.
Star Tribune + video: A different 4-H at the fair
8/19/2014 11:13:32 AM
Recently, Star Tribune reporter Jennifer Brooks visited a group of 8- and 9-year olds who call themselves "the 4-H Awesome Mustaches." The kids earned a trip to the Minnesota State Fair by winning the 4-H Engineering Design Challenge at the...
Minnesotans show their photographic talent in Extension contest
8/15/2014 8:42:38 AM
A photograph taken by a Mora woman won the University of Minnesota Extension "My Flowers Rock" contest on Facebook...
Star Tribune: Weeds resistant to herbicides challenge farmers
8/7/2014 9:32:49 AM
Herbicide resistance in weeds is far from a new concept to University of Minnesota Extension agronomists, who have been conducting research and education on it for three decades. But it is an increasingly challenging issue for crop producers. Recently, Star...
Closing livestock commentary
11/12/2013 5:37:00 PM
Cattle slightly lower, hog contracts sink
Closing grains commentary
11/12/2013 5:35:00 PM
Strong demand sends beans up, corn fizzles