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May 2, 2014
After a long, hard winter: Rain, cold stalls farmers at starting gates of crop year
WILLMAR — It could be the middle of next week before farmers in west central Minnesota get into the fields to begin planting this year’s...
May 2, 2014 - 11:24pm
April 26, 2014
Bird Island, Sacred Heart farmers inducted into Corn Growers Recruiter Hall of Fame
SHAKOPEE — Doug Toreen, a farmer in Bird Island, and Myron “Mickey” Peterson, a farmer in Sacred Heart, have been inducted into the inaugural class of the Minnesota Corn Growers Association Recruiter Hall of Fame. Toreen has recruited 1,099 members and Peterson has recruited...
April 26, 2014 - 9:00am
August 24, 2013
Upper Midwest corn needs heat, rain
Upper Midwest corn farmers will be watching both the thermometer and the rain gauge in the next few weeks. Their crop needs plenty of heat and moisture, and the region is coming up short on both.
August 24, 2013 - 9:51am
August 12, 2013
USDA’s cut to corn and soybean crops catches market off guard
WASHINGTON — U.S. farmers will reap the biggest corn crop and the third-largest soybean crop ever this fall, government forecasters said on...
August 12, 2013 - 11:25pm
August 6, 2013
Minnesota corn, soybean pasture conditions decline
ST. PAUL (AP) — The condition of Minnesota's corn and soybean crops declined slightly for the second straight week amid a dry week across the state. In its weekly crops and weather report for Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that the state received an...
August 6, 2013 - 9:55am
July 2, 2013
Minnesota corn knee-high by Fourth of July
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota's corn crop has grown slower than the average this year, but it looks like the crop will be knee-high by the Fourth of July. The weekly crop report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture says corn statewide grew an average of seven inches last week,...
July 2, 2013 - 7:55am
June 28, 2013
USDA: Wet spring won't affect predicted corn crop
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture shocked farmers, grain analysts and market traders Friday with a report that shows no reduction in the number of acres planted in corn, despite a soggy spring.
June 28, 2013 - 3:25pm
May 10, 2013
USDA: Despite late start, record corn crop likely
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The wet start to the corn planting season may reduce the amount each acre produces this year, but farmers are planting so much corn they're still likely to bring in a record crop. In a report released Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimated...
May 10, 2013 - 10:00am
May 7, 2013
Wet spring taking a toll on Midwest farmers
ST. LOUIS — John Reifsteck looks out at his muddy 1,800-acre central Illinois farm and wonders when he’ll get to plant. Like so many other...
May 7, 2013 - 10:53pm
April 30, 2013
Tracks reopen after train derails in Blue Earth, Minn.
BLUE EARTH, Minn. (AP) — Railroad tracks after reopened in the southern Minnesota town of Blue Earth after 17 cars derailed on a train carrying corn. Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis says the tracks reopened just after 4 a.m. Tuesday. The 73-car train was carrying corn...
April 30, 2013 - 3:15pm
January 11, 2013
Drought cut corn crop by about one-fourth
DES MOINES, Iowa — For farmers like Earl Williams, last year couldn’t have started out better or ended much worse as a warm, sunny spring...
January 11, 2013 - 9:54pm
September 4, 2012
Ethanol production resumes at plant in Buffalo Lake, Minn.
BUFFALO LAKE -- This is the day that trucks are expected to rumble out of the gate carrying the first ethanol produced at the former Minnesota...
September 4, 2012 - 12:00am
August 25, 2012
West central Minn.crops largely escape drought
The fall harvest probably isn't a bin-buster for farmers in west central Minnesota, but area producers are expecting to bring in respectable...
August 25, 2012 - 12:00am
August 18, 2012
West central Minn. ethanol producers enjoy benefits of local supply, efficient plants amid high corn prices
ATWATER -- Ethanol producers in west central Minnesota are coping with corn prices that are squeezing margins and have no plans to reduce production. "We've certainly seen throughout this year different challenges, pressures on that margin,'' said Mike Jerke, general manager of...
August 18, 2012 - 12:00am
July 28, 2012
No dent in the corn supply for annual Corn Capital Days in Olivia, Minn.
OLIVIA -- The summer drought that is damaging the corn crop throughout the Midwest will not put a dent in this weekend's Corn Capital Days celebration...
July 28, 2012 - 12:00am