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March 13, 2018
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Wes Nelson, county executive director for the Farm Service Agency in Kandiyohi County, poses for a photo recently in his Willmar office. There are 115 manuals on his bookshelves detailing every aspect of the current farm bill. When he started his career, Nelson said there were about 15 manuals on the shelf.
Longtime Kandiyohi County FSA director to retire
March 13, 2018 - 5:37am
March 8, 2018
Kent Thiesse, a farm management analyst and vice president of MinnStar Bank of Lake Crystal, Minn., was one of the speakers on March 7, 2018, at the 111th Minnesota Grain & Feed annual meeting and trade show at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, Minn. Mikkel Pates / Forum News Service
How Minnesota's grain elevator operators plan to cope with higher risk
March 8, 2018 - 3:39pm
March 5, 2018
Thea O’Carroll, founder and CEO Yield Organic, a company that matches organic producers with markets, speaks Feb. 23 in LaCrosse, Wis. O'Carroll says 82 percent of consumers say they seek organics, but that American farmers could lose the market to fake imports which could undermine consumer confidence. Mikkel Pates / Forum News Service
Outside forces: Organic producers sense doom if fake imports allowed
March 5, 2018 - 7:07am
February 22, 2018
Brandon Lipps is the administrator of Food and Nutrition Service and acting deputy undersecretary for USDA’s Food Nutrition and Consumer Services. USDA photo.
USDA seeks comments on SNAP benefits for able-bodied adults without dependents
February 22, 2018 - 4:44pm
February 12, 2018
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USDA: Farm profits to fall in 2018
February 12, 2018 - 6:11am
January 20, 2018
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AgweekTV: Show Goats
January 20, 2018 - 8:30am
January 15, 2018
Rural prosperity task force releases report, recommendations
January 15, 2018 - 5:19am
January 1, 2018
Report: N.D., Minn. farmers vulnerable to Cuba policies
January 1, 2018 - 5:50am
November 10, 2017
Rep. Kerry Gauthier of Duluth tells a 2011 House committee that he supports longer sentences for sex offenders. On Thursday, police released a report indicating he had been investigated on an allegation he had oral sex at a rest area with a minor.
Minn. Capitol Chatter: 2012 sex scandal came at a different time than 2017 allegations
November 10, 2017 - 10:50pm
The Minnesota AgriGrowth Council hosted Steve Censky Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, less than a month into his term as U.S. Department of Agriculture deputy secretary. He is a Jackson, Minn., native. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Deputy USDA secretary comes home, says farmers need NAFTA
November 10, 2017 - 2:54pm
November 6, 2017
Illustration by Carli Greninger
The concerns of ag groups show just how much is at stake in the climate change debate
November 6, 2017 - 6:01am
November 2, 2017
Sam Clovis speaks at a rally with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016. Photo by Alex Hanson / Via Flickr
Clovis withdraws nomination for UDSA's top scientist post after being linked to Russia probe
November 2, 2017 - 1:39pm
October 15, 2017
UNITED STATES - JULY 03: Ellyn Ferguson of CQ Roll Call is photographed in their Washington office, July 3, 2014. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Farm bill veterans: You have questions, I have answers (sort of)
October 15, 2017 - 2:49pm
October 4, 2017
Ted McKinney, who in 2017 President Donald Trump nominated to be top U.S.Department of Agriculture trade official.
Minnesotans headed to USDA
October 4, 2017 - 4:49pm
October 2, 2017
Karl Hoppe, area Extension specialist at the Carrington Research Extension Center (CREC), speaks about the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program and its grant receipients on Tuesday, Sept. 26, in Grand Forks, N.D. Nick Nelson / Forum News Service
Sustainable ND: SARE fellows visit the state
October 2, 2017 - 6:15am