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MACCRAY submits single-campus proposal to state
October 17, 2016
Change the face of farming
STILLWATER — With cold weather in the forecast, organic farmer Eduardo Rivera was facing crunch time. By noon one day early in October,...
October 17, 2016 - 1:17pm
Commentary: Nurturing the next generation of farmers
When it comes to farming, it seems the critics always have the easy answer. They portray this line of work as if every day brings blue skies...
September 17, 2016 - 9:43am
September 2, 2016
Farmer invents new way to spread gravel
COLFAX, N.D. - A North Dakota farmer and gravel hauler can now call himself an inventor. Tim Hudson says he developed a new and better way to...
September 2, 2016 - 9:47am
August 30, 2016
Soybean plantings to rise in 2017, corn to fall
BOONE, Iowa—U.S. farmers plan to increase their soybean plantings in 2017 to an all-time high, encouraged by robust demand for the oilseed,...
August 30, 2016 - 4:18pm
July 15, 2016
Letter: The liberal's view of farming
After reading the letter by Patricia Carter Harding in the July 8 newspaper, I felt compelled to answer. I have been involved in agriculture all of my life and have learned a few things. First, it costs a ton of money to farm. Second, to stay farming you have to make money. Third,...
July 15, 2016 - 1:51am
July 8, 2016
Letter: Mass dairy farms are all about money
Reading the recent West Central Tribune article about Meadow Star Dairy, I was in awe of the magnitude of the operation but when I read "the comfort of the cow is the primary goal", I thought, "Horse feathers, money is the only goal." So I started doing some research and this is...
July 8, 2016 - 3:00am
June 9, 2016
Bioreactor on Gorans Farm focus for U research
WILLMAR — The search for ways to keep nitrates out of the state’s waters has led researchers to the shores of Lake Wakanda in Kandiyohi County,...
June 9, 2016 - 12:06am
June 8, 2016
Sugar co-op prepares for stricter rules
OLIVIA — Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative is aiming to remain in compliance with environmental regulations it anticipates will become...
June 8, 2016 - 12:16am
May 16, 2016
Weekend frost nips some farm fields
WILLMAR—Two days of early morning frost over the weekend in west central Minnesota may cause problems for early planted crops. Reports...
May 16, 2016 - 6:32pm
Tractors gear up for nostalgic caravan in Wisconsin
SOUTH RANGE, Wis. -- There’s something about seeing an old tractor that resonates with area farmers. “It brings back memories of dad and...
May 16, 2016 - 5:30am
May 15, 2016
Midwest Dairy Association names Princess Kay finalists
ST. CLOUD — The Midwest Dairy Association named 12 finalists for Minnesota’s 63rd Princess Kay of the Milky Way Sunday. The women, who come...
May 15, 2016 - 9:06pm
April 30, 2016
Clay County 4-H team researches composting, learns about science
MOORHEAD -- They were ready to work last week, staffing a table in the thick of Concordia College's 100-Mile Terra Madre Farmers Market event...
April 30, 2016 - 5:30am
April 25, 2016
Fighting nitrates in southwest Minnesota
ELLSWORTH -- A few southwest Minnesota towns have been treating drinking water for nitrates for years, and in at least one case, in Ellsworth,...
April 25, 2016 - 5:30am
April 13, 2016
Letter: A lesson in responsible farming
Recently I was riding with a friend on the farm he and his siblings were raised on. We are in our 60s. They are renting out the tillable land. Through this farm runs a winding creek. What I saw was so disturbing that I had to set aside the writing of this letter for two weeks so...
April 13, 2016 - 1:00am
March 23, 2016
Federal crop subsidies could vary widely for Minnesota farmers
WORTHINGTON — Warning bells have been sounding for the past year: Growing grain right now is a money-losing business. The per-bushel price being offered for corn is at least $1 below what farmers need to make a profit. This is when the federal subsidy safety net is supposed to kick...
March 23, 2016 - 5:30am