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Fewer applicants this time as Willmar PD seeks to fill officer position
Democrats in disarray on eve of convention to nominate Clinton
Rumor of BNSF backing out of Willmar railroad bypass project called 'ludicrous'
Paynesville man, 22, injured in motorcycle crash
UPDATED: Rural church near Sacred Heart destroyed by fire
Jed Carlson column: 'Rand Jr.' looks back on his sports icon
Roundup: Chuckers earn spot in County Line title game
Stingers sweep pair on Sunday
Richards lifts Glenwood past BOLD and into state tournament
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Dahl -- Schow
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
Mark Donovan Goblirsch
Ardis "Rusty" Smith
Commentary: Latest VA fix creates new ills
Tribune Opinion: Willmar benefits from 'Moving Health Forward'
Letter: A credit to sports writing
Letter: Criticism of Peppin unwarranted
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
November 17, 2015
Feds offer Minnesota farmers money to help save monarch butterfly
Federal authorities are ready to give farmers in Minnesota and nine other states money to help save the iconic monarch butterfly. The...
November 17, 2015 - 9:44am
August 21, 2015
Pro Farmer pegs smaller corn, bean crops than USDA
CHICAGO/ROCHESTER, Minn. — U.S. corn and soybean crops do not have harvest potential as high as the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s latest forecast, according to estimates Friday from farm advisory service Pro Farmer at the end of its annual Midwest crop tour.
August 21, 2015 - 10:03pm
July 7, 2015
Vaccine not at top of federal avian flu response plan
WASHINGTON — Poultry producers and government officials are preparing for a predicted renewed fall avian flu outbreak, such as improving biosecurity, but they disagree about whether a vaccine should be used. The U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee on Tuesday heard from federal officials...
July 7, 2015 - 11:03pm
June 22, 2015
Chasing the avian flu virus: Research shows airborne transmission is a possibility
ST. PAUL — Scientists do not yet know whether spring winds carried the highly pathogenic avian influenza into barns and infected turkey or...
June 22, 2015 - 12:01am
May 11, 2015
USDA offers bird flu help online
Bird flu is a huge and growing threat to U.S. agriculture, both nationally and in the Upper Midwest, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture has assembled a number of online resources to help producers, consumers, the news media and others. The U.S. is the world’s largest producer...
May 11, 2015 - 11:39pm
April 24, 2015
Avian flu: Public forum at 3 p.m. Saturday in Willmar with Dayton, other lawmakers
WILLMAR –– The avian influenza, which continues to steamroll through commercial turkey farms in Kandiyohi County, is getting the attention...
April 24, 2015 - 2:02pm
April 7, 2015
USDA: Corn loses appeal, niche crops gain
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 of Agriculture predicts. "A little bit of the shine seems to be off corn," says Erik Younggren, a Hallock, Minn., farmer who had seen the...
April 7, 2015 - 6:00am
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 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