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With few races, Minnesota primary turnout in August likely small
High court race is a Minnesota question
Eden Valley farmer elected to National Corn Growers Board
Poll: Trump trails by 6 points after DNC
Vikings & fine art come together in new stadium
UPDATE: Glenwood/Lowry reaches state title game
Stanley Cup to meet Stanley car in Minnesota
G/L Legion marches ahead at state
Getting it right
Stingers rebound to clobber Bucks
Judge dismisses 29 claims to late musician Prince's estate
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
ASTRO BOB: Getting stung by a 'scorpion' can be a beautiful thing
The search for a world-record lake trout
Johnson -- Haverly
Quisberg -- Larson
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
David L. Lake
Joan M. Caspers
Esther Helen Iverson
Parker: Are we all Democrats this year?
Dionne: Hillary takes the fight to Trump
Thomas: Hillary's recycled speech
Obama: Continuity we can believe in
Will: Mike Pence the pliable
July 9, 2016
Meeting Tuesday will provide advice about storm-damaged crops
WILLMAR—Help is available for area farmers who suffered crop loss from hail and wind in storms earlier this week. A free, public meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Damhof Dairy Farm near Willmar where crop specialists from the University of Minnesota Extension service...
July 9, 2016 - 12:28am
July 8, 2016
Meeting Tuesday will provide advice about storm-damaged crops
WILLMAR -- Help is available for area farmers who suffered crop loss from hail and wind in storms earlier this week. A free, public meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Damhof Dairy Farm near Willmar where crop specialists from the University of Minnesota Extension service...
July 8, 2016 - 8:19am
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
March 31, 2015
USDA expects more soybeans, small-market crops to be planted this spring
Corn, the star of Upper Midwest agriculture in recent years, won’t shine quite so brightly in the 2015 growing season, the U.S. Department...
March 31, 2015 - 11:50pm
March 28, 2015
Soybeans cut swath through wheat belt in Western Canada
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Soybeans, once a novelty in Western Canadian fields, are poised to reach record-large acreage again this year, and some of the world’s biggest seed companies are betting they have further room to grow in a country known for wheat and canola. Farmers on the...
March 28, 2015 - 6:00am
May 2, 2014
After a long, hard winter: Rain, cold stalls farmers at starting gates of crop year
WILLMAR — It could be the middle of next week before farmers in west central Minnesota get into the fields to begin planting this year’s...
May 2, 2014 - 11:24pm
August 12, 2013
USDA’s cut to corn and soybean crops catches market off guard
WASHINGTON — U.S. farmers will reap the biggest corn crop and the third-largest soybean crop ever this fall, government forecasters said on...
August 12, 2013 - 11:25pm
August 6, 2013
Minnesota corn, soybean pasture conditions decline
ST. PAUL (AP) — The condition of Minnesota's corn and soybean crops declined slightly for the second straight week amid a dry week across the state. In its weekly crops and weather report for Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that the state received an...
August 6, 2013 - 9:55am
April 14, 2013
Minnesota soybean variety sprouts up in Korean kitchens
ALEXANDRIA — A Minnesota soybean is tipping the global import/export business in the region’s favor. Six years ago, Alexandria resident and former farmer Craig Damstrom fostered an idea to develop a cash crop in the area — not the legume itself, but its seed. By Crystal Dey...
April 14, 2013 - 11:23pm
August 6, 2011
Time to monitor soybean aphids in soybeans in southwestern Minn.
HUTCHINSON -- There are soybean aphids in southwestern Minnesota and populations are rapidly increasing in a number of area fields. Scouting...
August 6, 2011 - 12:00am
January 28, 2011
China's $6 billion soybean buy benefits Minnesota
MARSHALL, Minn. (AP) -- China's purchase of more than $6.6 billion in U.S. soybeans is a boon for Minnesota, one of the largest soybean producing states. Soybean farmer Jim Call says it's a "huge deal" for Minnesota, which exported an estimated $900 million in soybeans to China...
January 28, 2011 - 10:00am
October 21, 2010
For area farmers, this year's harvest is nearly in the bin; weather has made a world of difference over last year
Wow. What a difference a year makes. At this time last year, area farmers were struggling with wet weather, immature and wet crops and a long,...
October 21, 2010 - 12:00am
March 27, 2010
United Soybean Board seeks soybean farmers for See for Yourself program
ST. LOUIS -- The United Soybean Board and soybean check-off invite U.S. soybean farmers to apply for the third annual See for Yourself program. The program follows an itinerary that enables farmers to visit several facilities that represent end users of U.S. soy. This educational...
March 27, 2010 - 12:00am
October 24, 2009
Extension offers advice on handling, drying of soybeans
WILLMAR -- University of Minnesota Extension crop experts are encouraging soybean growers to harvest the crop as early as possible to prevent yield losses due to splitting, lodging or poor threshing of the plant. However, if soybeans are harvested at greater than 13 percent moisture,...
October 24, 2009 - 12:00am
October 21, 2009
Farmers continue to battle the weather
WILLMAR -- With rain clouds over their heads and muddy fields under their feet, area farmers are struggling to get the crops harvested this fall. The...
October 21, 2009 - 12:00am