Nelson off to a good planting start in southwest MN
5/18/2013 9:48:00 AM
PIPESTONE, Minn. – Jim Nelson, crop watcher for southwestern Minnesota, said he was off to a good start in his fields, inspiring a feeling of guarded optimism as he proceeds.
Maintain corn seeding plans until last week of May
5/17/2013 10:03:00 AM
Growers need to remember both “quantity” and “quality” as they plant 2013 corn.
Stearns County ready for 2013 planting
5/17/2013 9:41:00 AM
EDEN VALLEY, Minn. – Temperatures in Stearns County slowly rose into the 60s and 70s as the late planting season of 2013 got underway.
Spring seeding, spraying full speed ahead with mild weather
5/17/2013 5:25:00 AM
BAKER, Mont. – Producers throughout southwestern North Dakota and southeastern Montana have been busy over the last two weeks planting spring crops. With mostly mild weather, many producers, such as t
News Release - Minnesota Agriculture Department begins 2013 gypsy moth trapping program
5/16/2013 3:38:00 PM
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture will set nearly 14,500 gypsy moth traps across Minnesota this spring as part of its annual program to monitor Minnesota’s forests and urban areas for new infestations of the destructive tree pest.
Dairy Focus: Right feed bunk design can reduce shrinkage
5/14/2013 5:12:20 PM
Lowering feed shrinkage is an economic opportunity for nearly all dairies of any size. Shrinkage comes in many forms, and many factors result in feed waste.
Milk quality: Little things can make a big difference
5/9/2013 2:47:38 PM
Correcting a slug in the line, turning down the volume of the radio in the milking parlor, brushing sand off of teats before prepping - though these may seem like minor tweaks to systems and procedure
News Release - MDA leads turkey promotion mission in China
5/3/2013 10:49:00 AM
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and Minnesota Turkey Growers Association will lead a trade promotion trip to China this week to provide promotional and education activities to Chinese chefs and retailers.
News Release - MDA advises consumers to be aware when buying landscaping plants
4/30/2013 1:07:00 PM
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is reminding consumers to check viability and cold hardiness before purchasing trees, shrubs and other plants for landscaping.