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Renville man re-elected president of Minnesota Farmers Union
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Generations section now available online
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October/November issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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Emma Anne Williams
May 4, 2013
Livestock producers should document losses for potential claims
WILLMAR — Below-normal temperatures and continual episodes of snow, rain and ice made April an extremely stressful month for livestock — especially for herds confined to feedlots or open pasture.
May 4, 2013 - 11:18am
December 7, 2011
Minnesota cattlemen happy that TB is controlled and they can sell anywhere
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota cattlemen are celebrating the reopening of markets nationwide after tuberculosis found in one cow six years ago hurt their sales. Gov. Mark Dayton today issued a proclamation proclaiming TB free day for the state's cattle industry after 58 herds were destroyed...
December 7, 2011 - 11:40am
December 6, 2011
Revier Cattle completing expansion near Olivia, Minn., after delay that led to revised plans
OLIVIA -- Just as they had everything lined up and ready to go, world financial markets erupted in turmoil with the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers. Although...
December 6, 2011 - 12:00am
November 26, 2011
'Stream it out': Grandin says animal ag should be more visible instead of secretive
MINNEAPOLIS -- Animal agriculture should be more open about its methods and makes a mistake when it "circles the wagons and buttons down the...
November 26, 2011 - 12:00am
October 8, 2011
Use caution, beware of surface foam while pumping barn manure pits
ST. PAUL -- Pork producers, commercial pumpers and others need to watch for a layer of foam on the surface when pumping barn manure pits.
October 8, 2011 - 12:00am
April 9, 2011
Nice start to calving season in region despite flooding concerns and March snows
It's still early, but spring calving generally is off to a good start in the region despite a nasty late-March snowstorm. "We're doing OK so far," says Dale Lueck, an Aitkin producer and spokesman for the Minnesota State Cattlemen's Association. However, ranchers in some areas most...
April 9, 2011 - 12:00am
November 15, 2010
Eden Valley barn lost, livestock saved
EDEN VALLEY -- A barn was a total loss, but the livestock was saved from an early morning fire this morning near Eden Valley. According to the Stearns County Sheriff's Office, dispatch received a 911 call at 4:49 a.m. this morning for a barn fire located at 23712 150th St. in Eden...
November 15, 2010 - 12:01pm
November 13, 2010
Cattlemen meet Dec. 2-4 at Jackpot
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota State Cattlemen's Association and Minnesota Cattlewomen's Association will host their annual convention and beef industry trade show Dec. 2 to 4 at Jackpot Junction Convention Center near Morton. The convention will feature national and regional speakers...
November 13, 2010 - 12:00am
August 28, 2010
Ranchers differ on benefit of new antitrust rules
FORT COLLINS, Colo.
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
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