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Promoting Safety: Legislators introduce bill that would provide hundreds of thousands in farm safety grants

State legislators, including Sen. Dan Sparks and Rep. Jeanne Poppe of Austin, have introduced a bill in the Legislature to provide grants for farmers and ... Read more

2 months ago by Tyler Jensen.

First, they invented a way to rescue people from grain bin accidents; Now they’re trying to prevent them

Dale and Cindy Ekdahl got into the grain bin safety business more than a decade ago. It started, Dale recalls, after a 13-year-old boy died not ... Read more

2 months ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

EQIP program seeks Mower County applicants

Mower County farmers and landowners seeking to address issues on their land can apply for federal funding to help put practices in place that address ... Read more

2 months ago by Daily Herald.

Cotter honored for conservation at state event

Mower County farmer and soil-health advocate Tom Cotter received state recognition Thursday for his conservation efforts that benefit wildlife and soil health at a 2020 ... Read more

2 months ago by Daily Herald.

Some Midwest farmers see hope in Democrats’ climate platforms

In many ways, Justin Jordan is the quintessential Iowa farmer. He grows soybeans and corn while raising beef cattle on his 410 rolling acres that ... Read more

2 months ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Factory farms provide abundant food, but environment suffers

AKRON, Iowa — In recent years, Fred Zenk built two barns housing about 2,400 hogs between them — long, white, concrete-and-metal structures that are ubiquitous ... Read more

2 months ago by Associated Press.

Judging the Best: Riverland College hosts FFA regional contests

Riverland Community College’s West Building was filled with FFA contestants looking to progress from the Region 8 leadership contests to state, Friday, Jan. 31. During ... Read more

2 months ago by Tyler Jensen.

Farmers encouraged to participate in annual survey

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is encouraging farmers to take part in its annual pesticide and fertilizer use survey. Read more

2 months ago by Daily Herald.

UMN Extension offering two sessions on fertilizer management in Austin

University of Minnesota Extension is offering two educational sessions Wednesday in Austin for agricultural producers to learn fundamentals of applying nitrogen fertilizer in fields. “Nitrogen ... Read more

2 months ago by Daily Herald.

U of M Extension seeking farmers to share 2019 corn and soybean experiences

The extremely wet conditions of 2019 in Minnesota led to planting delays and unprecedented levels of prevent plant acres. Where planting delays continued late into ... Read more

2 months ago by Daily Herald.

Top ag banker: Optimism remains, despite tough times in farm country

Crops are still standing in snow-covered fields in parts of the Upper Midwest, including Minnesota. They weren’t harvested last fall because rain left the ground ... Read more

2 months ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Mower SWCD offering free ‘Cover Crops 101’ classes

Farmers and agricultural landowners interested in planting cover crops on their acres can learn the basics of the conservation practice during the return of free ... Read more

3 months ago by Daily Herald.

FFA donations made by NCC and Land O’ Lakes Foundation match

Northern Country Cooperative Company recently awarded donations to three Future Farmers of America programs that were matched by the Land O’ Lakes Foundation Member Co-op ... Read more

3 months ago by Daily Herald.

U.S. Senators Klobuchar, Smith announce the extension of the Dairy Margin Coverage Program enrollment

Enrollment deadline for market facilitation programs has also been extended U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) — both members of the Senate Agriculture ... Read more

4 months ago by Daily Herald.

Data: Minnesota farmers serve up the most turkeys in the U.S.

If you’ve ever wondered where that turkey on your table may have come from, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Census of Agriculture can help. Read more

4 months ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

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