Evaluating bulls prior to turnout
4/20/2014 3:00:00 PM
High prices are providing an incentive to cattlemen to expand the nation’s drought-riddled cow herd. With fewer cows in the nation’s breeding herd, it is important to make each cow count, says…
New names, terminology abound in today’s meat case
4/20/2014 8:00:00 AM
When Paul Lasley thinks about all the names that confront him when he walks down the supermarket aisle, he has to laugh.
Recent soymeal shipments show value of relationships
4/20/2014 6:00:00 AM
NERSTRAND, Minn. – If you want to get something done right, ask a farmer.
Trade teams will soon be making Minnesota visits
4/20/2014 6:00:00 AM
MANKATO, Minn. – Commodity trade teams travel to Minnesota year around, but the months of June through September are most popular.
Extension releases info series on 2014 farm bill
4/15/2014 4:33:24 PM
A series of fact sheets on the Agricultural Act of 2014 - the farm bill - is available to help the agricultural community prepare for changes introduced by the recently passed federal legislation....
Deep frost raises questions about when growing season will begin
4/8/2014 9:51:00 AM
OLIVIA, Minn. – Waterlogged soil conditions were only “skin deep” in late March, when Josh Revier gave his final report.
News Release - 2014 Minnesota Grown Directory loaded with local farms
4/7/2014 10:12:00 AM
The annual Minnesota Grown Directory is now available, just in time for spring. The directory is a statewide guide to purchasing directly from local producers.
Long Minnesota winter winds down in late March
4/5/2014 6:00:00 AM
SOUTH HAVEN, Minn. – The sun was shining and the temperature was in the 40s when dairy farmer Joe Johnson gave his report on March 26.
News Release - Farmers in southern Minnesota invited to unique opportunity involving Minnesota’s lakes, rivers and streams
4/4/2014 1:33:00 PM
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and Rural Advantage invite farmers in the Elm Creek area to an open house on April 16th to learn how they can get involved in the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP).
News Release - Develop demand for your food product with tradeshow support
4/4/2014 12:21:00 PM
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) wants to help you market your products at tradeshows across the country.
News Release - MDA and Conservation Corps Minnesota team up to battle invasive vine choking out cities
4/3/2014 8:57:00 AM
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and Conservation Corps Minnesota are teaming up with public and private landowners to tackle an unwanted woody vine that is climbing into Minnesota communities.
State of Water Conference set for May 1 and 2
4/1/2014 1:43:38 PM
"The State of Water: Minnesotans Protecting Our Lakes and Rivers" will be May 1 and 2 at Cragun's Resort in Brainerd....
The downside of spreading manure on frozen ground
3/31/2014 1:45:10 PM
Application of manure on frozen ground almost guarantees economic loss on the value of manure while also potentially harming the environment. Phosphorus and nitrogen in manure can have negative effects in the environment when in excess....
Mark Seeley wins prestigious Siehl Prize
3/28/2014 9:17:32 AM
University of Minnesota Extension climatologist Mark Seeley has been awarded the prestigious Siehl Prize in Agriculture....
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