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Dean Dambroten experimented with inter-seeding a cover crop on his Renville County farm.
Soil health gains traction in farm country: Reduced tillage, cover crops offer benefits
1 hour 17 min ago
February 3, 2018
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How the region's farmers and researchers are working to save bees
February 3, 2018 - 8:30am
January 29, 2018
Ryan Heiniger of Pheasants Forever says this is a good "after" example of a project his team has worked on.  The field still is a majority of cropland "but boundaries are square and clean and the marginal acres are ‘growing’ clean water, wildlife and still producing a profit for the landowner," he says. (Ryan Heiniger photo)
Precision ag tools can improve profitability, work with conservation
January 29, 2018 - 6:45am
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Minnesota DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr and his hunting companion taking a break during the 2015 Governor's Pheasant Opener near Montevideo. The commissioner released a survey in September that found 86 percent of users of wildlife management areas support ongoing acquisition of these public lands.
Meeker County Board splits twice but on second vote approves transfer of land for wildlife area
December 29, 2017 - 8:27pm
November 25, 2017
Tom Nuessmeier
5 questions with ... Tom Nuessmeier, farmer and federal policy organizer for the Land Stewardship Project, St. Peter, Minn.
November 25, 2017 - 5:33am
October 31, 2017
Grassland and wetland terrain in the Missouri Coteau, part of the Prairie Pothole Region in North Dakota. Photo special to Forum News Service
Crops continue to eat up Great Plains grassland
October 31, 2017 - 5:16pm
October 21, 2017
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A corn field is planted right up to the banks of a ditch in this file photo. Minnesota landowners are required to have a 50-foot average buffer with a 30-foot minimum in place on public waters by Nov. 1, and a 16.5-foot buffer on public ditches by Nov. 1, 2018.
Cost-share available for Kandiyohi County buffer strips
October 21, 2017 - 6:13am
October 10, 2017
Cost-sharing funds available for buffer program in Renville County
October 10, 2017 - 9:20am
October 8, 2017
Gene Metz
Competing for corn rows and conservation: Debate continues on rural land use
October 8, 2017 - 6:00am
August 21, 2017
Jonathan Knutson
'Lip service' to soil health?
August 21, 2017 - 5:05am
July 31, 2017
Roughly 200 people attended a tour of Black Leg Ranch near Menoken, N.D., on July 19 that featured conservationist Allan Savory. The tour included a look at one of the ranch's pastures. Jenny Schlecht / Forum News Service
Savory Institute visit to ND ranch focuses on importance of soil health
July 31, 2017 - 7:23am
July 11, 2017
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The Minnesota Conservation Corps used blow torches last year as part of efforts to eradicate Palmer amaranth on conservation lands in Yellow Medicine and Lyon counties. Contaminated seed was to blame for the noxious weed's presence.
State keeps Palmer amaranth at bay: Vigilant landowners benefit eradication effort
July 11, 2017 - 9:52pm
May 12, 2017
MN CREP sign-up starts
May 12, 2017 - 10:11am
April 14, 2017
Briana Sanchez / Tribune

Farm Service Agency director Wes Nelson talks Wednesday about Conservation Reserve Program options for meeting state buffer law requirements. He was one of the speakers during a Kandiyohi County Soil and Water Conservation District session for landowners.play button
Landowners hear alternatives to vegetation for compliance with buffer law
April 14, 2017 - 5:12am
March 27, 2017
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
March 27, 2017 - 10:00pm