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EPA says pesticide harms bees in some cases

January 7, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — A major pesticide harms honeybees when used on cotton and citrus but not on other big crops like corn, berries and tobacco, the Environmental Protection Agency foun. more »»

Monsanto eliminating 1,000 more jobs to cut costs

January 7, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Monsanto said Wednesday it will eliminate another 1,000 jobs as it expands a cost-cutting plan designed to deal with falling sales of biotech-corn seeds and other financial... more »»

‘Peace in the barn’

December 31, 2015 Christmas time on the farm is a quiet time. In fact, it is usually one of the few times that there is a quiet lull in the everyday activities that go on. more »»

End of meat? Startups seek meat alternatives for the masses

December 31, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — Patrick Brown is on an improbable mission: Make a burger Americans love, minus the meat. more »»

A nice tool for gardeners

December 17, 2015 A new version of the Plant Elements of Design plant selection program is now available from University of Minnesota Extension. Released Sept. more »»

Urban farmers find that success leads to eviction

December 17, 2015 OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — After four years of growing and selling produce in the heart of Omaha, Ali Clark has become expert at yanking out her black raspberry bushes and replanting them at another site. more »»

Workshop to improve you dairy herds reproduction

December 17, 2015 Dairy producers are invited to attend the 2016 Annual Winter Workshops for the I-29 Moo-University entitled, “What is your pregnant cow worth?” These workshops will be held five locations throughout... more »»

Real Christmas trees are perfect, even if they aren’t

December 10, 2015 As I have written before, my family has a tradition of having a real Christmas tree. There is nothing like the sweet smell of a real tree in your house. more »»

Food industry pushing halt to GMO labeling by end of year

December 10, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Food companies are mounting an aggressive year-end push to head off mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods. more »»

Urban farmers find that success leads to eviction

December 10, 2015 OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — After four years of growing and selling produce in the heart of Omaha, Ali Clark has become expert at yanking out her black raspberry bushes and replanting them at another site. more »»

Behold, the black walnut tree

December 3, 2015 A walk through the woods can be one of the most peaceful and calming experiences — a place where you can find quiet for reflection and marvel at the beauty of nature. more »»

Ag & Extension Briefs

December 3, 2015 Minnesota Council on Family Relations conference is Friday The Minnesota Council on Family Relations, in collaboration with University of Minnesota Extension and with support from Education... more »»

Workshop on avian influenza, biosecurity in pastured poultry set for Dec. 12 in Northfield

December 3, 2015 A workshop on avian influenza and biosecurity in pasture and outdoor production systems will be 9 to 11:30 a.m., Dec. 12 in Northfield. more »»

Growing indoors

November 18, 2015 This is probably “it” for our gardening this year — this week has snow, rain and above all, cooler temperatures. more »»

U of M works to make Kernza wheat of future

November 18, 2015 ST. PAUL (AP) — A taste of what could be the next green revolution sits crisp as a cookie in front of Tonya Schoenfuss. more »»

Plant science

November 12, 2015 During a process called acclimation, trees and shrubs prepare for winter and its low temperatures by ceasing growth and becoming dormant. more »»

Southern Indiana bison rancher learning on the job

November 12, 2015 This is an AP-Indiana Exchange story offered by The (Bloomington) Herald-Times. SOLSBERRY, Ind. (AP) — Bison are instinctual. Being a bison rancher is not. more »»

Ag & Extension Briefs

November 12, 2015 Minnesota’s help sought in herbicide resistance survey A multi-state team of university researchers needs help from Minnesota farmers to better understand the spread of herbicide-resistant wee. more »»

Potatoes

November 5, 2015 The trending warm, fall weather allowed me to put off the last of the “to-do” list for the vegetable garden. more »»

 
 
 

 

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