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Labor group urges support for Enbridge Line 3 project
Block Party highlights Willmar Fests activities
Judge in Michigan blocks deportation of 100 Iraqis
Hearing on Enbridge pipeline replacement gets emotional in final hearing in Bemidji
Yellowstone grizzly bears to lose Endangered Species protection
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Wolves Jimmy a trade
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Exhibit documents Willmar festival
Studio Hop 2017 continues today
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'Red, White and Tuna': Comedy opens tonight at Little Theatre in New London
Willmar Community Center: Art for and about the community
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March 30, 2015
Best guess: Key March 31 USDA report generates even more interest
One of the most anticipated and influential annual reports in U.S. agriculture could be even more important than usual this year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s widely watched Prospective Plantings — USDA’s best guess of what American farmers will plant this spring —...
March 30, 2015 - 11:22pm
March 27, 2015
USDA extends farm bill signup for another week to April 7
CHICAGO — U.S. farmers will have another week to enroll in the government’s new subsidy programs under the five-year farm bill, with the deadline extended to April 7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday. The final day for farmers to update their crop acreage and yield...
March 27, 2015 - 11:23pm
March 17, 2015
USDA data says 97 percent of farms are family owned
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service reports that family-owned farms remain the backbone of the agriculture industry with 97 percent of the nation’s 2.1 million farms in the U.S. falling into that category. The latest...
March 17, 2015 - 11:26pm
January 23, 2015
USDA Secretary orders update of animal welfare research strategy
CHICAGO — U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has directed agency staff to create and deliver an updated Animal Welfare Strategy plan within 60 days, according to an internal email reviewed by Reuters.
January 23, 2015 - 10:52pm
October 29, 2014
North Dakota honey bees get boost from USDA
BISMARCK, North Dakota — Bees need to visit 1 million flowers to produce a pound of honey — and the U.S. Department of Agriculture is offering...
October 29, 2014 - 11:48pm
October 17, 2014
Celebrating start of Bethesda project
WILLMAR — As large, earth-moving equipment arrived to continue ground preparation work for the new Bethesda Health and Housing project in Willmar...
October 17, 2014 - 11:56pm
October 6, 2014
Seeds for bees
Glyndon — Jim Johansen harvests native grass seeds that his company sells to farmers for conservation projects. But seed demand is shifting...
October 6, 2014 - 11:26pm
July 11, 2014
U.S. soybean acreage up 11 percent, corn acreage down 4 percent
Whether it was this year’s late and wet spring over a large portion of the Upper Midwest or the stronger soybean market relative to corn, farmers were apparently convinced that this would be the year to increase their acreage of soybeans.
July 11, 2014 - 11:19pm
May 9, 2014
Severe drought in Calif. continues to impact state’s agriculture sector
WILLMAR — While in recent months Minnesota’s weather has been dominated by wetter- and cooler-than-normal conditions, just the opposite has been true in California. And while we tend to equate California with palm tree-lined streets, mansion-sized homes overlooking the ocean,...
May 9, 2014 - 11:12pm
May 3, 2014
PED virus reporting required by USDA in order to slow spread
WILLMAR — In an effort to enhance biosecurity and the health of the U.S. swine herd, but still allow the movement of pigs, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued an order that will require mandatory reporting of all herds diagnosed with the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus...
May 3, 2014 - 4:49pm
April 26, 2014
U.S. hogs and pigs inventory at its lowest level since 2007
WILLMAR — According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s latest quarterly hogs and pigs report, as of March 1, there were 62.9 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms, the lowest inventory since 2007. Of the total inventory, 57 million were market hogs and 5.85 million were slated...
April 26, 2014 - 8:08am
March 8, 2014
Wetland banking an option for farmers seeking mitigation acres
WILLMAR — Several years of high grain prices have given farmers an added financial incentive to increase crop production. Two primary means of increasing production are to devote more acres to crop production, or increase the yields on the acres already producing crops.
March 8, 2014 - 9:00am
March 1, 2014
USDA expects net farm income will decline 26.6 percent in 2014
WILLMAR — The latest farm income forecast from the U.S. Department of Agriculture confirms what farmers and lenders have already discovered — that it will be strikingly more difficult to assure that the income side of the balance sheet at the end of the year will be sufficient...
March 1, 2014 - 9:56am
February 22, 2014
USDA research finds climate change may improve production of potatoes
WILLMAR — Despite all of the attention being given to the negative impacts that climate change may have on agriculture and agricultural production, recent research conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture indicates that when it comes to potatoes, climate change may actually...
February 22, 2014 - 12:00pm
February 8, 2014
2014 farm bill will reform both farm, food assistance programs
WILLMAR — When the House and Senate negotiators released the long-awaited farm bill agreement, officially titled the Agricultural Act of 2014, it contained 959 pages. But even that number will pale in comparison to the pages of regulations and procedural manuals that will need to...
February 8, 2014 - 2:00pm