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September 28, 2016
Corn maze in shape of Minnesota counties cut into field
EDGERTON, Minn.—Four years ago, Seth Spronk was given a challenge that he could not pass up. He not only met that challenge but, for four years...
12 hours 38 min ago
September 24, 2016
Riders crossing N.D. 'cowboy up' for cancer awareness
Three people have decided to saddle up and head across the state of North Dakota on horseback to raise money and awareness for a cause near to...
September 24, 2016 - 8:30am
September 22, 2016
New poultry testing lab in Willmar prepares industry for next avian influenza event
WILLMAR—The despair that was felt in the Minnesota poultry industry this time last year—after nine million turkeys and chickens were...
September 22, 2016 - 7:24pm
September 21, 2016
Exec: High-tech ag will lead to next Green Revolution
FARGO — One of the top players at Monsanto Company said he expects the herbicide-resistance issue in weeds to be eliminated by 2050, if...
September 21, 2016 - 7:13pm
Speakers discuss GMO crops during ag conference at MinnWest Technology Campus
WILLMAR—Fear fueled by misinformation—and not science—is a driving force in the anti-GMO movement that could harm agriculture...
September 21, 2016 - 4:45pm
September 20, 2016
Poultry lab officially opens Thursday
WILLMAR -- Space -- lots of space -- is the first thing Dr. Dale Lauer mentions as a highlight to the new Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory...
September 20, 2016 - 7:30am
September 19, 2016
'Superbugs' resistant to drugs may push millions into poverty
ROME—If drug-resistant infections in people and animals are allowed to spread unchecked, some 28 million people will fall into poverty...
September 19, 2016 - 8:48pm
September 17, 2016
Commentary: Nurturing the next generation of farmers
When it comes to farming, it seems the critics always have the easy answer. They portray this line of work as if every day brings blue skies...
September 17, 2016 - 9:43am
Slumping ag economy takes some of the shine off Big Iron
Hundreds of growers head to Big Iron in West Fargo, North Dakota. It's one of the largest shows in the upper midwest. But many are not opening...
September 17, 2016 - 8:30am
September 15, 2016
Farm Dreams workshop slated Sunday
GLENWOOD—The final Land Stewardship Project "Farm Dreams'' workshop for this year will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Central Square in Glenwood. Farm Dreams is designed to help people clarify what motivates them to farm, get their vision on paper, inventory their strengths...
September 15, 2016 - 10:09am
September 14, 2016
Execs: Bayer-Monsanto deal would benefit farmers
Top officials of Monsanto and Bayer told U.S. ag media the big winners in their announced merger would be farmers themselves, although the benefits are difficult to define. In a conference call Wednesday, Liam Condon, on the board of management of Bayer AG and CEO at its Crop Science...
September 14, 2016 - 8:43pm
September 10, 2016
AgweekTV: How soy might power future public transportation
Soybeans could play a big role in powering public transportation and that's good news for soybean growers. The North Dakota Soybean Council's...
September 10, 2016 - 9:00am
September 9, 2016
U.S. weather forecaster says La Nina no longer likely in fall, winter
NEW YORK—A U.S. government weather forecaster reduced its outlook Thursday for La Nina conditions to develop during the Northern Hemisphere fall and winter 2016/17, saying neutral conditions were more likely. The Climate Prediction Center, an agency of the National Weather Service,...
September 9, 2016 - 9:55am
USDA expects limited availability of farmland for public sale
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, about a third of the principal farm operators in 2014 were at least 65 years old. This compares...
September 9, 2016 - 9:45am
September 5, 2016
AgweekTV: Strolling through time
The Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion draws thousands of visitors every year. Prior to the show starting they host what they call nursing...
September 5, 2016 - 6:00am