Workshop explores raising goats for meat production
3/6/2014 3:00:00 PM
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota farmers are expressing more interest in raising goats for meat production. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and University of Minnesota Extension are t…
Fighting diseases that threaten the poultry industry
3/6/2014 2:30:00 PM
One approach the U.S. Department of Agriculture uses to ensure food security is to conduct research on animal diseases, both at home and abroad. Poultry diseases, for example, continue to thre…
Dairy farmers experience difficult winter in Stearns County
3/6/2014 6:00:00 AM
SOUTH HAVEN, Minn. – Joe Johnson gave his Feb. 26 afternoon report from the robotic dairy barn.
Farmers in western Minnesota invited to unique opportunity involving Minnesota’s lakes, rivers and streams
3/5/2014 4:30:00 PM
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and the Buffalo-Red River Watershed District (BRRWD) invite farmers in the Whiskey Creek area to an open house on March 14 to le…
Missouri River farmers/businesses sue U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over devastating flooding
3/5/2014 4:00:00 PM
(OMAHA, Neb. - March 5, 2014) Farmers, small businesses and other property owners along the Missouri River today filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging actions of the United States Army …
News Release - Workshop explores raising goats for meat production
3/5/2014 11:39:00 AM
Minnesota farmers are expressing more interest in raising goats for meat production. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and University of Minnesota Extension are teaming up to host a workshop with the Minnesota Meat Goat Producers and answer questions about this trend.
News Release - Farmers in western Minnesota invited to unique opportunity involving Minnesota's lakes, rivers and streams
3/5/2014 10:28:00 AM
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and the Buffalo-Red River Watershed District (BRRWD) invite farmers in the Whiskey Creek area to an open house on March 14 to learn how they can get involved in the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP).
Extension announces statewide high tunnel conference
3/3/2014 4:11:41 PM
University of Minnesota Extension is leading the 2014 Minnesota Statewide High Tunnel Conference on March 24 and 25 at the Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel in Brooklyn Center....
Preventing roof collapses from snow on agricultural buildings
2/27/2014 3:31:54 PM
The recent snowstorm left large amounts of snow and ice on agricultural building roofs. The extended cold temperatures prevent snow and ice from sliding off, which increases the total weight that trusses and rafters must support. Even well-designed roofs cannot...
Finishing barn managers like working with animals
2/22/2014 6:00:00 AM
NERSTRAND, Minn. – Minnesota ranks second in the nation in the number of hogs its farmers raise. Each day, hundreds of Minnesotans work with finishing hogs in confinement barn facilities.
News Release - Farmers invited to unique opportunity involving Minnesota’s lakes, rivers and streams
2/20/2014 9:35:00 AM
Two open houses will highlight the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program.
News Release - Minnesota agricultural councils seek candidates
2/20/2014 9:35:00 AM
Four Minnesota agriculture research and promotion councils are seeking candidates for their board elections. Positions are open on the board of directors for the Canola, Dry Edible Bean, Sunflower and Area One Potato councils.
Video: Discovering Science--Minnesota 4-H builds the next generation of STEM Leaders
2/14/2014 9:39:21 AM
Jobs in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) are growing three times faster than other industries, but only 5 percent of U.S. students get their undergraduate degree in science and engineering. Hands-on experiences in 4-H STEM set Minnesota...
Minnesota 4-H Foundation plans '4-H Celebrates Agriculture' March 20 in St. Paul
2/12/2014 4:16:38 PM
The Minnesota 4-H Foundation hosts the first-ever "4-H Celebrates Agriculture" banquet at 6 p.m., Thursday, March 20 at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul....
Closing livestock commentary
11/12/2013 4:37:00 PM
Cattle slightly lower, hog contracts sink
Closing grains commentary
11/12/2013 4:35:00 PM
Strong demand sends beans up, corn fizzles