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Moorhead lawyer fights two-decade war on circumcision
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'Marian' opens tonight on Ridgewater College stage in Willmar
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Generations section now available online
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October/November issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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Commentary: Don't hold your breath for a 'reckoning' on Bill Clinton
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Emma Anne Williams
September 22, 2012
USDA's data for 2012 shows increase in cash rent in most regional counties
WILLMAR -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently released the results of its 2012 cash rent survey, which indicates that the average cash rental rate for non-irrigated cropland has increased over the last year in most local counties. As required by the 2008 farm bill, and in...
September 22, 2012 - 12:00am
September 8, 2012
New USDA study identifies latest agriculture trends
WILLMAR -- Like so many other industries and businesses, American agriculture has witnessed many changes in recent years. Those changes are the result of a culmination of factors that collectively have provided the catalyst that has and is still powering this evolution. Examples of...
September 8, 2012 - 12:00am
August 25, 2012
Farm production expenditures reach record high in 2011, USDA data show
WILLMAR -- According to the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, farm production expenditures reached a record-high $318.7 billion in 2011, a 10.2 percent increase over 2010. In its latest annual report on farm production expenses, USDA estimated that average...
August 25, 2012 - 12:00am
June 30, 2012
Latest USDA survey indicates honey bee losses are declining
WILLMAR -- According to the annual survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Bee Informed Partnership and the Apiary Inspectors of America, total losses of managed honey bee colonies this last winter were 21.9 percent nationwide. This represents a substantial drop...
June 30, 2012 - 12:00am
June 2, 2012
Foreign owners must report land transactions to USDA
WILLMAR -- Foreign persons who acquire an interest in agricultural land are required to report such transactions to the U.S.
June 2, 2012 - 12:00am
May 26, 2012
Government payments to total $11 billion in 2012
WILLMAR -- According to the latest forecast by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the amount of government payments paid directly to producers in 2012 will total $11 billion.
May 26, 2012 - 12:00am
May 19, 2012
USDA's food programs benefit nearly 10B worldwide
WILLMAR -- Officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced that two of its international food assistance programs will together benefit more than 9.7 million people worldwide during the 2012 fiscal year. The two programs are USDA's Food for Progress and the McGovern-Dole...
May 19, 2012 - 12:00am
May 12, 2012
USDA established 150 years ago on May 15
WILLMAR -- On May 15, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Department of Agriculture Act that established the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
May 12, 2012 - 12:00am
May 5, 2012
FDA provides guidance on use of antibiotics in food-producing animals
WILLMAR -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced that it was taking steps to protect public health and promote the judicious use of medically important antibiotics in food-producing animals. The announcement obviously captured the attention of our nation's livestock...
May 5, 2012 - 12:00am
April 21, 2012
Farmers should consider potential benefits of ACRE program
WILLMAR -- Authorized by the 2008 farm bill, the Average Crop Revenue Election program is a new and innovative alternative to the traditional counter-cyclical payments provided under the Direct and Counter-cyclical Program.
April 21, 2012 - 12:00am
April 7, 2012
USDA studies conservation compliance under current farm program incentives
WILLMAR -- As Congress continues its work on formulating a new farm bill, one issue being watched closely by farmers and environmental groups is the role that conservation compliance will have under the new legislation. Under the current farm bill, producers who participate in most...
April 7, 2012 - 12:00am
March 31, 2012
CRP special initiative for beginning farmers reaches goal, spends allocation of $25 million
WILLMAR -- One of the biggest obstacles facing young people who dream of making production agriculture a viable occupational choice is the availability of productive and affordable cropland. In addition to competition from other farmers, the availability of cropland can be further...
March 31, 2012 - 12:00am
March 10, 2012
County yield, production estimates for 2011 released by USDA
WILLMAR -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently released the county yield and production estimates for 2011. The estimates confirm that local corn and soybean production was down significantly from the record-breaking levels of 2010. But considering how disagreeable the weather...
March 10, 2012 - 12:00am
February 25, 2012
CRP sign-up begins March 12
WILLMAR -- Producers and landowners with Conservation Reserve Program contracts that expire this fall may submit offers to re-enroll their acres during a general sign-up period that begins March 12 and continues through April 6. Nationally, there are approximately 6.5 million contract...
February 25, 2012 - 12:00am
February 21, 2012
USDA study focuses on distribution of federal farm program payments
WILLMAR -- When Congress formulated the 2008 farm bill, two of the more contentious issues were income eligibility and payment limits. Income eligibility relates to the income caps that Congress placed on household income to determine eligibility for federal farm program benefits....
February 21, 2012 - 11:45am