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Chili fest begins Willmar Area Food Shelf’s month-long fundraiser
ACGC to start school before Labor Day
Retreat update, hearings on street work and utility rates on Willmar City Council agenda
Graves’ plane flying too low in final seconds, NTSB finds in early report
MnSCU backs Ridgewater president after faculty vote of no confidence
State Wrestling: NLS' Austvold, BOLD's Garcia take home gold
Prep Wrestling: Area has 10 entrants reach state semifinals
Girls Basketball: Cardinals win regular-season finale
Return of Garnett brings flashbacks
Butler, Bulls fight off Timberwolves
Star Trek's 'Mr. Spock,' Leonard Nimoy, dies at 83
REVIEW: Barn’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ offers up a rousing good time
'Little Shop of Horrors' in full swing at The Barn
Smith triumphs with four Grammy wins, Beck gets best album
Odell "Red" Orland Reiten
Margie G. Bomstad
Kids and books in the kitchen
February/March edition of Live it! Magazine is now available online
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Letter: Baker isn’t what he claims
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 corn crop. What is needed is a string of nice days, with sunshine and warm temperatures, to warm the soil after the long, hard winter and after...
news / region
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 Monday, but the harvests will be smaller than traders expected because of lower yields and ending stocks are projected to be below traders’...
news / nation
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...
news / state
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...
news / state
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,...
news / local / region
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
October 20, 2009
Truck rolls on ramp from Highway 71 to Highway 23
The driver of a semi-truck was taken by Willmar Ambulance to Rice Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in rollover crash around 8 a.m. Tuesday. The truck, loaded with soybeans, was taking the ramp from northbound U.S. Highway 71 to eastbound State Highway 23 when...
news / local
October 20, 2009 - 9:34am