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Dave & Vivian Swanson
November 27, 2010
Increase continues in number of farmers, lenders using mediation to resolve debt
ST. PAUL -- Even though farm prices rebounded during 2010, the lingering effects of low livestock prices, high feed costs and a lagging economy are evident in the University of Minnesota Extension Farmer-Lender Mediation Program's annual report. For the third straight year, activity...
November 27, 2010 - 12:00am
November 6, 2010
Prevent grain-bin suffocation with precautionary measures
ST. PAUL -- Wet soil conditions in certain areas of Minnesota may create a harvest rush, which can lead to increased grain-bin drownings -- when a person is pulled under the grain's surface in a matter of seconds and risks suffocation. Today's large grain augers can transfer from...
November 6, 2010 - 12:00am
October 30, 2010
Tell the positive story of your dairy farm
ST. PAUL -- "Why do you have all these cows when you can buy milk at the supermarket?" sounds like a question no one should need to answer, but this is a real inquiry a dairy producer recently received from a young visitor. Producers work hard every day of the year to produce a wholesome...
October 30, 2010 - 12:00am
October 23, 2010
Nutrition education enhances county food support program
Families who come to the Kandiyohi County Family Services Dep-artment seeking assistance to buy food are getting an education in nutrition to...
October 23, 2010 - 12:00am
Control weeds in pastures, CRP fields this fall
ST. PAUL -- Animal pastures and Conservation Reserve Program fields are continually stressed with a succession of noxious weeds and woody trees and shrubs throughout the growing season. University of Minnesota Extension conducts weed control research on crops and landscapes and shares...
October 23, 2010 - 12:00am
October 16, 2010
October climate trends reveal need to delay fall nitrogen application
ST. PAUL -- October is an important month from an agricultural standpoint. Crop harvesting, crop drying, tillage and soil testing are among the...
October 16, 2010 - 12:00am
October 9, 2010
Choose fall tillage method based on soil conditions
ST. PAUL -- Fall tillage decisions became a lot more complicated because of the heavy rains in September. Flooding and the prospects for another wet harvest season will make effectively using tillage to manage residues more difficult. University of Minnesota Extension research can...
October 9, 2010 - 12:00am
September 18, 2010
Diversify strategies of weed control to keep glyphosate working effectively
ST. PAUL -- If using multiple applications of glyphosate at increasingly higher rates is not improving weed control in your crops, you must stop following glyphosate failure with more glyphosate. Early September is a good time to assess fields for the presence of common waterhemp...
September 18, 2010 - 12:00am
August 28, 2010
Watch for late-season soybean diseases
ST. PAUL -- Although the weather this summer has been good for soybean growth in much of Minnesota, the same weather has favored development of soybean diseases. Several root and stem diseases that have potential to significantly damage yields have been appearing. Sudden death syndrome...
August 28, 2010 - 12:00am
August 7, 2010
New meat cuts provide affordable grilling options
ST. PAUL -- As we wind our way through summer and into fall tailgating season, family life often centers around the family grill. The financial challenge of fulfilling the protein portion of the plate, coupled with increased focus on high-quality food, creates a tremendous opportunity...
August 7, 2010 - 12:00am
July 31, 2010
Farm families an important small business
ST. PAUL -- You will hear much about the importance of small businesses this summer. Candidates running for public office will talk about the role of small businesses in creating jobs, increasing production and contributing to our economy. When they hear the phrase "small business,"...
July 31, 2010 - 12:00am
July 17, 2010
U of M recognizes farm families of year
MINNEAPOLIS -- Seventy-three families from around the state, one from each participating county, have been named a "2010 Farm Family of the Year" by the University of Minnesota. The families will be officially recognized Aug. 5 at Farmfest near Redwood Falls. "Almost all Minnesota...
July 17, 2010 - 12:00am
July 3, 2010
Data show top-performing farmers characterized by attitudes, goals
ST. PAUL -- Farmers, lenders, educators and many others in agriculture have a long history of wondering why some farmers perform better than others. Since conditions vary over time, we need to keep asking the question in order to have the best answers. A University of Minnesota Extension...
July 3, 2010 - 12:00am
June 19, 2010
Control volunteer soybean in corn
ST. PAUL -- Volunteer soybean in corn is a fairly recent phenomenon caused by widespread use of the glyphosate-resistant technology in corn and soybean. My colleagues and I at University of Minnesota Extension have received several recent inquiries about cost-effective control procedures. Overall,...
June 19, 2010 - 12:00am
April 30, 2010
Duluth man pleads guilty to beating children with belts, cords
DULUTH, Minn. -- A Duluth man has pleaded guilty to beating five children so severely with belts and extension cords that he left permanent scars on their bodies. Twenty-eight-year-old Jason Wiggins entered the pleas to two felony counts of malicious punishment of a child resulting...
April 30, 2010 - 10:00am