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The potato plight

October 14, 2010 I started to write about some other topic this week until I had something rather unusual happen in my own garde. more »»

Speaking up for agriculture in Washington D.C.

September 30, 2010 It was a great opportunity, Paul Lanoue said — to meet in person with national legislators and tell them what’s on the minds of Minnesota farmers. more »»

get ready for bugs in your home

September 30, 2010 I understand from many people that fall lasts about 20 minutes — the leaves fall and then winter sets in. I tend to be more optimistic and say that it lasts quite a bit longer. more »»

Safety on the roads a major concern at this time of year

September 23, 2010 As in years past, the National Farm Safety and Health Week coincides with the start of the fall harvest season, when safety concerns and community awareness need to be on full alert. more »»

In an autumn frame of mind

September 23, 2010 Well, how do you recognize autumn? You notice your alarm going off in the darkness of the morning hours, unlike in July, when it was light enough to eat breakfast outside. more »»

Deer breeder giving presentation in Slayton tonight

September 16, 2010 A seminar today in Slayton gives interested outdoorsmen the unique opportunity to get up close to trophy whitetail bucks. more »»

What to know before making call on trees

September 16, 2010 I handle a lot of tree questions. I love trees, too. We are always planting and planting trees on the farm to get our grove going and to improve it. It is slow work. more »»

Minnesota livestock producers send message

September 2, 2010 After years of watching rural farmers around the area struggle to receive a fair price for their products in the livestock industry, Boyd hog and crop farmer Darwyn Bach finally got the opportunity... more »»

Must-see websites

September 2, 2010 The Internet is a vast cache of knowledge which can be overwhelming if you are looking for something specific such as a disease or insect. more »»

Flowering fragrances

August 19, 2010 Today the world seemed cruel, but evening hours; was filled with perfume from forgotten flowers. more »»

New ag teacher at MHS looking forward to year

August 12, 2010 MARSHALL — Nothing much rattles Colleen Duba. more »»

A good time to grow

August 12, 2010 The section of land where we live has many, many acres of native prairie grasses. It has always been used for pasture. more »»

Fungicide spraying can be costly, but not spraying can be, too

July 29, 2010 Throughout the region, farmers are debating whether it is necessary to use a fungicide treatment on corn crops this summer. more »»

A family affair

July 22, 2010 A trio of area farm families are among those that have been chosen for the spotlight this year. The Glen S. more »»

A report from the garden

July 22, 2010 I sometimes have to run a column as a follow-up to several things that we have talked about in the past. more »»

Keeping them cool

July 15, 2010 Keeping cattle cool over the hot summer months can be a daunting task for area farmers, but there are methods available that keep cattle cool while still boosting production. more »»

Busy times in the garden

July 15, 2010 At this time of the year, it feels like some sort of embittered, embroiled battle is being waged across the gardens of the Midwes. more »»

Pork production improving

July 8, 2010 MARSHALL — Sander Ludeman of SanMarBo Farms in Tracy visited the Marshall Sunrise Rotary Club Thursday to present a pork industry progress report and discuss the industry’s recent changes. more »»

Rewarding innovation

July 8, 2010 AURI project development director The pace at which innovation is taking place is practically mind boggling. more »»

Controlling creatures

July 8, 2010 If you are a gardener, I have a word of advice for you if you are raising sweet corn. Never, but never, pass your dog while he/she is looking up a tree and then back at you. more »»

 
 
 

 

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