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September 1, 2015
Appleton firm fights western fires
APPLETON — A good day’s work at this Appleton-based company can mean saving lives, homes or a farmer’s crops. This year that has been...
September 1, 2015 - 9:23am
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 14, 2012
Pilot walks away after crop dusting plane crash west of Hanley Falls in Yellow Medicine County
GRANITE FALLS - A crop dusting pilot was treated and released after his airplane crashed in a corn field west of Hanley Falls in eastern Yellow Medicine County at 4:10 p.m. on Tuesday, according to Sheriff Bill Flaten. Pilot Bryce Orwick, 47, of Clara City, was able to walk away...
August 14, 2012 - 9:55pm
July 7, 2012
Minn. corn reported in better condition than in other states
WILLMAR -- Minnesota's corn crop may be in better condition than the rest of the nation's leading corn growing states, but after a week of hot...
July 7, 2012 - 12:00am
March 15, 2012
Farmers warned of looming drought and today's crop insurance deadline
ST. PAUL - In light of current drought conditions, Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson and Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman today issued a consumer alert encouraging Minnesota farmers to consider purchasing crop insurance ahead of this year's growing season. Farmers must...
March 15, 2012 - 10:39am
February 16, 2012
As possible drought looms, Minn. farmers urged to review crop insurance needs
ST. PAUL -- In light of current drought conditions, Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson and Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman today issued a consumer alert encouraging Minnesota farmers to consider purchasing crop insurance ahead of this year's growing season. The standard...
February 16, 2012 - 1:30pm
January 29, 2012
Senate budget chairman proposes streamlined crop insurance
FARGO, N.D. -- Federal crop insurance is essential to U.S. agriculture, but the insurance can be made simpler and easier to use, said Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D. Conrad proposes to combine the Supplemental Revenue Assurance and Average Crop Revenue Election programs into a single, streamlined...
January 29, 2012 - 12:00am
January 12, 2012
USDA: MN 2011 corn yield was 156 bushels per acre, beans at 38.5 bushels
WILLMAR -- As expected, USDA's crop production report finds that farmers in Minnesota harvested lower yields for corn and soybeans in 2011. According to the report, which was released this morning, Minnesota averaged 156 bushels of corn per acre in 2011, well behind the 177 bushels...
January 12, 2012 - 9:49am
July 7, 2011
20,000 acres of crops damaged in Renville County, Minn.
WILLMAR -- Farm Service Agency officials estimate that 20,000 acres of crops were damaged by the hail and high winds that tracked across Renville...
July 7, 2011 - 9:00am
July 6, 2011
Extension educators advise on assessing hail-damaged corn, beans
ST. PAUL -- Recent storms damaged crops in an area from Lyon through Renville counties. Corn in this area had seven to eight leaf collars when damaged, and soybean had three to five fully developed trifoliolate leaves. According to University of Minnesota Extension agronomist Jeff...
July 6, 2011 - 1:18pm
April 27, 2011
Crop progress in Minnesota essentially nil
WILLMAR -- University of Minnesota research shows that April 25 marks the beginning of the ideal time to plant corn in Minnesota, but the state...
April 27, 2011 - 9:00am
January 6, 2011
Farmers who limit losses to get insurance refunds
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The federal government proposed today to reward farmers who use crop insurance and demonstrate good management practices that limit their losses. The awards under the Good Performance Refund plan would average about $1,000 per eligible farmer, and payments would...
January 6, 2011 - 12:49pm
January 4, 2011
Diversification allows regional family seed company to continue to see growth
MURDOCK -- The farm fields north of Murdock lie fallow and snow-covered, but the winter scene is anything but quiet. There's a drum beat of hammers at the Falk Seed Farm, where a warehouse and adjoining loading dock are under construction. By spring, the site, which is about the...
January 4, 2011 - 12:00am
August 23, 2010
Minn. wheat, barley, oat producers make progress
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Normal temperatures and below-average precipitation allowed Minnesota small-grain farmers to make steady harvest progress this past week. In its weekly crop progress and conditions report for Minnesota, the Agriculture Department said today that spring wheat...
August 23, 2010 - 4:05pm
July 23, 2010 - 12:00am