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March 12, 2018
Frayne Olson and Tim Petry, crop and livestock economists, respectively, talked about price outlooks at the Farming and Ranching for the Bottom Line Conference at Bismarck State College on Feb. 27. Jenny Schlecht / Forum News Service
Trade, weather will have big consequences for prices
March 12, 2018 - 7:04am
September 7, 2017
Monsanto seeks to end Arkansas ban on herbicide linked to crop damage
September 7, 2017 - 3:56pm
June 22, 2017
Cattle graze in Morton County, N.D., on June 20, 2017. Pastures in western North Dakota are showing the effects of a spreading and worsening drought. Jenny Schlecht / Forum News Service
Parts of the Dakotas and Montana are now in extreme drought, the only such spots in the US
June 22, 2017 - 1:26pm
June 13, 2017
Briana Sanchez / Tribune

An informational meeting in regards to storm-damaged crops will be held Thursday afternoon in Pennock. A number of fields across the region received hail damage as storms moved across the area Sunday morning.
Meeting Thursday in Pennock to provide answers about storm-damaged crops
June 13, 2017 - 3:34pm
April 6, 2017
Minnesota finds source of invasive weed on conservation land
April 6, 2017 - 3:25pm
Future of trade in question under Trump
February 6, 2017 - 10:00am
Carmen Fernholz, an organic grain producer from Madison, Minn., speaks at the Northern Plains Sustainable Agricultural Society Winter Conference in Aberdeen, S.D., on Jan. 27, 2017. MIkkel Pates/ Forum News Service
Fraudulent imports weigh on U.S. organic producers
February 6, 2017 - 2:00am
Carolyn Olson
5 questions for: Carolyn Olson, organic farmer in Cottonwood, Minn.
February 6, 2017 - 12:30am
November 22, 2016
Face-to-face surveys with 65 active farmers are planned this winter to gauge the current health of agriculture in Kandiyohi County and provide a glimpse of future growth.

Briana Sanchez / Tribune file photo
Gauging the health of agriculture
November 22, 2016 - 6:07am
August 1, 2016
Bryan DeGroot, owner of DeGroot Farmland Sales in Prinsburg, says farmland values in west central Minnesota have softened, but he remains hopeful. He thinks corn prices will rebound, and fields in the region seem to promise strong yields this fall. (Tom Cherveny / Tribune)
Specialist in farmland values: West central Minnesota values have softened
August 1, 2016 - 11:40pm
July 20, 2016
It’s not just the heat: Crops increase humidity
July 20, 2016 - 11:45pm
June 28, 2016
Richard Peterson is seen June 21 near a roughly 20-acre pond on what should be a soybean field on his farm nine miles south of Mountain Lake in southwest Minnesota. He estimates he's had about 20 inches of rain since May 1, about three times normal. (MPR NEWS)
Excessive moisture taking a toll on some Minnesota crops
June 28, 2016 - 12:00am
June 20, 2016
Craft beers are pictured in a bar in New York in this Jan. 21, 2015, file photo.
Craft brewers raise their glasses to farmers
June 20, 2016 - 12:43pm
September 1, 2015
Soybean yields are expected to be good this year in west central Minnesota. The extra bushels will be needed to make up for the price, which is about $3 less per bushel than last year, according to the latest government price reports. (CAROLYN LANGE | TRIBUNE)
Area expects high crop yields
September 1, 2015 - 11:19pm
June 23, 2015
A corn field is seen Monday east of Willmar. Corn needs more heat than most other crop species. Upper Midwest crops generally are faring better on growing degree days now than they were one year ago. (GARY MILLER | TRIBUNE)
Farmers track growing degree days as well as calendar for crop progress
June 23, 2015 - 12:38am