Local festival features farmers and food artisans from upper Midwest
10/25/2014 11:15:00 AM
The first of this two day event, Homegrown for the Holidays, will be a festival open to the public with a showcase of the best local food by producers and makers from Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin.
New Farm Bill Program for farmers affected by severe weather
10/25/2014 9:15:00 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the implementation of a new Farm Bill initiative that will provide relief to farmers affected by severe weather, i…
Always on guard for PEDV
10/24/2014 2:01:00 PM
GOLDFIELD, IA - As word of a new virus began to spread, Kevin Rasmussen knew he needed to improve his biosecurity program.
News Release - Salmonella cases linked to raw, frozen chicken entrees
10/23/2014 1:32:00 PM
State health and agriculture officials said today that six recent cases of salmonellosis in Minnesota have been linked to raw, frozen, breaded and pre-browned, stuffed chicken entrees.
News Release - Minnesota Organic Conference draws nationally known speakers
10/23/2014 9:48:00 AM
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is excited to announce two outstanding keynote speakers will headline the 2015 Minnesota Organic Conference in January.
BeefTalk: Age and weight are cow herd dynamics
10/22/2014 4:45:00 PM
Most producers seem to refer to cows as "the herd." In reality, that herd is split into several age groups that often are overlooked. In fact, managers usually look at averages to guide manage…
News Release - Popular organic tradeshow and conference sponsorship spots available
10/17/2014 8:42:00 AM
The 2015 Minnesota Organic Conference (MOC) is now accepting sponsorships and applications for trade show exhibitors.
Fall means grain harvest for dairy farms, new diets for cows
10/16/2014 8:28:00 AM
NORWOOD, Minn. – Early October was a time of transition from forage harvest to grain harvest at Dreier Farm.
News Release - The perfect pairing: Fall and Minnesota winery tours
10/15/2014 9:59:00 AM
During the last decade, the number of Minnesota farm wineries has grown exponentially. Today, the Minnesota Grown directory boasts a listing of 36 member wineries.
Growing season ends in west central Minnesota
10/15/2014 8:11:00 AM
DANVERS, Minn. – The ground and roofs were covered in frost during the morning of Monday, Oct. 6 at the O’Leary farm and surrounding region near Danvers.
Harvesting, drying and storing late-maturing and high-moisture corn
10/13/2014 10:17:06 AM
Corn reaching maturity about Oct. 1 will normally dry slowly in the field due to cooler outside temperatures. Standing corn in the field may dry about 1.5 to 3 percentage points per week during October and 1 to 1.5 per...
Mid-September frost on corn and soybeans
9/18/2014 12:49:07 PM
As is always the case, the frost damage appears to be highly variable based on local climate conditions, crop maturity and topographical features....
For some producers, Sept. 26 FSA deadline looms
9/16/2014 4:41:45 PM
A Sept. 26 deadline with the Farm Service Agency (FSA) will impact some producers, as a result of the 2014 Farm Bill....
Extension launches 2014 Farm Bill dairy education seminars
9/10/2014 3:29:18 PM
University of Minnesota Extension begins a series of free dairy education seminars this month to help farmers make decisions brought about by the 2014 Farm Bill....
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