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Planning the spring garden calendar
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Dave & Vivian Swanson
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
Limited haying or grazing of CRP acres is allowed
WILLMAR -- Livestock producers seeking additional supplies of hay should note that local Farm Service Agency offices are now accepting requests to allow limited haying or grazing of land enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program. In accordance with those provisions, the use of...
July 31, 2010 - 12:00am
July 28, 2010
Renville County commissioners extend contract until year's end for feedlot rules
OLIVIA -- Renville County will continue to contract with its Soil, Water and Conservation District office for feedlot enforcement services for the remaining six months of the year. The County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday agreed to a six-month extension to a contract that had...
July 28, 2010 - 12:00am
June 19, 2010
Cattlemen's Tour set for July 13
MORRIS -- The West Central Cattlemen welcome beef producers, agri-businessmen, and consumers to the annual Minnesota State Cattlemen's Summer Tour and Trade Show. The tour spotlights innovations in marketing, management and technology. The July 13 tour is headquartered at the Stevens...
June 19, 2010 - 12:00am
June 12, 2010
Producers probably have more finance worries this year -- unless they also have livestock
Politicians, especially ones out of office, sometimes ask voters if they're better off today than they were a year ago. With spring planting inching toward completion, it might be time to ask area farmers and ranchers the same question. Their collective answer: Probably not, unless...
June 12, 2010 - 12:00am
June 5, 2010
New USDA study identifies local gaps in meat processing
WILLMAR -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released a preliminary study revealing existing gaps within regional food systems regarding the availability of slaughter facilities for small meat and poultry producers. The study, by USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service, is...
June 5, 2010 - 12:00am
May 17, 2010
Jennie-O employees receive saw patent
MELROSE -- Two Jennie-O Turkey Store employees recently received a patent for their poultry breast saw invention. The invention of Jerry Schmiesing, a department supervisor, and Steve Ritter, a maintenance employee, helped the company improve production efficiencies, employee safety...
May 17, 2010 - 12:00am
May 15, 2010
Tough winter leads to rising cattle, hog prices
MITCHELL, S.D. -- In a year filled with economic turmoil, cattle and hog prices are rising thanks to an unusually tough winter. "There's less supply and more demand than a year ago," said Mitchell Livestock Auction partner Marion Rus. "Export demand is also better than a year ago,...
May 15, 2010 - 12:00am
March 27, 2010
Free webinars for pork, livestock farmers planned
MANKATO -- A webinar on risk management in swine production and a Spanish-language Pork Quality Assurance Plus certification training webinar are planned for March and April. "Future Swine Profitability: Importance of Implementing a Sound Risk Management Program" is the title of...
March 27, 2010 - 12:00am
March 20, 2010
MPCA to host videoconference on manure plans under new general permit
ST. PAUL -- Regional offices of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will host a videoconference Friday on writing manure management plans under the new 2011-2016 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System general permit for large feedlots. About 1,200 livestock facilities...
March 20, 2010 - 12:00am
February 27, 2010
USDA hopes to address veterinarian shortages
WILLMAR -- The U.S.
February 27, 2010 - 12:00am
All-Breeds Convention is March 4-6 in Willmar
WILLMAR -- The Minnesota All-Breeds Convention, "Together Again in 2010," will be March 4-6 at the Holiday Inn and Willmar Conference Center. The event will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Minnesota Holstein Association and the 10th Anniversary of the Minnesota All-Breeds...
February 27, 2010 - 12:00am
February 13, 2010
Fire heavily damages rural Olivia hog barn
OLIVIA -- A fire Thursday night heavily damaged a hog barn and killed a few hogs at a farm located on U.S. Highway 71, about two miles south of the Kandiyohi County-Renville County line. The Olivia Fire Department was called at about 9 p.m. and firefighters found the front 30 feet...
February 13, 2010 - 12:00am
January 23, 2010
Cow/Calf Days are Feb. 9 in Glenwood ST. PAUL -- The University of Minnesota Extension Beef Team will host the 2010 Minnesota Beef Cow/Calf Days at 10 locations across Minnesota, including an event Feb. 9 at the Minnewaska House in Glenwood.
January 23, 2010 - 12:00am
January 16, 2010
Volds runners-up in contest SEATTLE -- Greg and Charity Vold of Glenwood finished as runners-up in the Young Farmers & Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture contest recently at the American Farm Bureau Federation's annual meeting in Seattle, Wash. The Volds advanced to the national...
January 16, 2010 - 12:00am