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October 19, 2018
MDA issues advisory for Sunnyside Orchards Apple Cider
October 19, 2018 - 4:56pm
Minnesota state Sen. Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake (right) and Rep. Jeff Backer, R-Browns Valley, on Oct. 15 urged farmers to file claims against the Ashby Farmers Elevator Cooperative’s bond. Westrom said the Legislature will look at other fixes to prevent or protect farmers in future insolvencies. (Forum News Service/Agweek/Mikkel Pates)
Farm elevator copes with alleged swindle by manager
October 19, 2018 - 11:29am
October 18, 2018
Peter Fank stands near the grain cart he was driving Thursday in his soybean field near Sunburg as a combine harvests in the background. Delayed by wet weather, this was only the second day he was able to harvest soybeans.

Carolyn Lange / Tribune
Harvest kicks into gear after long rain delay
October 18, 2018 - 11:14pm
Erik Ahlgren, lawyer for Ashby Farmers Elevator Cooperative, on Oct. 15 tells members he has filed a civil suit against former general manager Jerry Hennessey and his wife, Rebecca, and has urged a federal Department of Justice to investigate possible criminal bank fraud. Seated second from left is Russell Dewey, the co-op’s board chairman. (Forum News Service/Agweek/Mikkel Pates)
Ashby co-op members authorize board to sell
October 18, 2018 - 5:58pm
October 14, 2018
John Strohfus and son Martin, 5, look at hemp seeds stored on their farm in Afton this month. Strohfus, president of Minnesota Hemp Farms, is one of the state’s leading advocates promoting hemp farming. He was among the first seven farmers to apply to grow it in Minnesota, and is one of 41 farmers today who cultivate hemp on 710 acres around the state. Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Is hemp Minnesota's next big crop?
October 14, 2018 - 6:00am
October 8, 2018
Jeanne Rupard of Dilworth, Minn., tops beets for Martin Farms Inc., south of Moorhead on Oct. 1, the first day of full-scale harvest. Mikkel Pates / Forum News Service
Beet harvest starts strong
October 8, 2018 - 7:08am
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Minnesota farmer talks process of going organic; rebates for certification available through MDA
October 8, 2018 - 7:08am
William Wilson, a North Dakota State University agricultural economics professor, says the effects of the Trump administration’s trade war will be “long” — eighteen months to five years — and that some disruptions never fully recover.  Mikkel Pates / Forum News Service
ND ag bankers riding the 'black swan': Soy tariff damage will last up to 5 years, economist says
October 8, 2018 - 6:45am
Jenny Schlecht
We have more to leave behind than the farm
October 8, 2018 - 6:17am
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October 8, 2018 - 6:00am
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October 8, 2018 - 6:00am
October 7, 2018
Pete Zimmerman.  Bloomberg photo by Emilie Richardson
Gene-edited food is coming to your plate, no regulation included
October 7, 2018 - 5:05am
October 2, 2018
This photo shows Jerome "Jerry" Hennessey in Mexico in January 2013. The photo was taken by Arizona-based hunting company Sonora Dark Horn. (Photo courtesy of Sonora Dark Horn)
Embattled Minnesota elevator reaches lease deal to reopen; alleged manager misspending now totals $4.9M
October 2, 2018 - 9:06pm
October 1, 2018
Soybeans are loaded into a grain cart during harvest in Wyanet, Ill., on Sept. 18, 2018.  Bloomberg photo by Daniel Acker.
After another quarterly loss, is worst over for commodities?
October 1, 2018 - 10:36am
The $250 million expansion of the Agropur Inc., cheese plant at Lake Norden, S.D., will take it from 3.3 million pounds of milk  a day to 9.3 million pounds a day. (Mikkel Pates / Forum News Service/Agweek)
SD cheese plant expansions to go online in '19
October 1, 2018 - 8:53am