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Vegetable issues

August 27, 2015 It is that time of the year where our gardens, specifically vegetable gardens, start to wind down. Tomatoes are coming out of the garden, ready for sandwiches or cannin. more »»

 
 
 
Ag/DNR Briefs

August 27, 2015 Minnesota Farm Bureau Grows Minnesota Crops at the State Fair Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) is growing Minnesota crops in its Pico de Gallo garden on the state fairgrounds. more »»

Interest in drones soars in Wisconsin

August 27, 2015 TOWN OF SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) — Drones are attracting droves of visitors at Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, as many of the devices have been seen hovering around their exhibitors. more »»

Crabapples

August 20, 2015 According to Mary H. more »»

MARL board of directors adds three members

August 20, 2015 SMSU — Three new directors have been added to the Minnesota Agriculture and Rural Leadership (MARL) board of directors. They begin their terms immediately. more »»

Ag Briefs

August 20, 2015 Long Island farm owner arrested on animal abuse charges OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. (AP) — A farm owner on Long Island has been charged with neglecting dozens of animals, including horses, donkeys and goat. more »»

McConnell: Tobacco should not be excluded from trade pact

August 20, 2015 SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. more »»

Pests and fungi

August 13, 2015 The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) announced on Thursday, Aug. 6, that emerald ash borer (EAB) was confirmed in Chisago County by the Washington County border near Manning Trail. more »»

Relationship between corn and bean prices vs. land values and rents

August 13, 2015 I receive many questions daily about land rents and land values and what direction they are going in the near future and long term. more »»

Looking for the greenest grass

August 6, 2015 According to Sam Bauer, turfgrass specialist with the U of M, it is soon time to begin thinking about purchasing grass seed for fall lawn seeding projects. more »»

Japanese beetles are here

July 30, 2015 Japanese beetles are being found in gardens and yards now. Although the first discovery of these pests was recorded on June 18, it hasn’t been until more recently that they have become more abundan. more »»

AURI names Schlecht as new executive director

July 30, 2015 The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute, a nonprofit that works to fuel economic growth in Minnesota, has announced the appointment of Shannon M. Schlecht as its new executive director. more »»

Ahold USA joins initiative on farmworker pay

July 30, 2015 IMMOKALEE, Fla. (AP) — A major U.S. more »»

Pet porkers pack rescues as trendy teacup pigs fatten up

July 30, 2015 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eva Monroy bought a mini pig for her family and fed it what the breeder instructed: a half-cup of food in the morning and a half-cup at night. more »»

Wildflower gardens, Part II

July 23, 2015 If you remember, last week we started to talk about planting a wildflower garden. more »»

Dealing with stress from unexpected changes takes time

July 23, 2015 Unexpected changes such as job loss or financial uncertainty can turn life upside down. more »»

Ag Briefs

July 23, 2015 IntelliFarms coming to Marshall IntelliFarms, maker of the BinManager grain storage management technology, will be hosting a special event from 4-7:30 p.m. on Aug. more »»

Prairie plants

July 16, 2015 Prairie plants grow best in full sun and in open spaces. When selecting a site, look for areas with the maximum sun exposure with minimal root competition from trees. more »»

Cover crop learning tour is Sept. 15

July 16, 2015 Mark your calendars for the “Cover Crop Learning Tour - Interseeding into Row Crops” to be held south of Lakefield on Sept. 1. more »»

Ag Briefs

July 16, 2015 Work to begin at farm in St. Paul’s Frogtown neighborhood ST. PAUL (AP) — Efforts to create one of the biggest contiguous urban farms in the country are taking shape in a S. more »»

 
 
 

 

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