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Trump poised to lift federal coal ban, other green rules
New photos show PWC accountant tweeting, mixing envelopes at Oscars
Public’s help sought after semi strikes man who jumped off I-94 bridge in Minn.
Prosecutors describe 'lives snuffed out' at Aaron Hernandez trial
USA TODAY content added to the West Central Tribune
Golf's governing bodies propose 'fundamental' rule changes
Girls Basketball: Tigers come back to down Lakers
Prep Basketball: NLS advances to 3AA North title game
Girls basketball: Cards get back on track, advance against Rocori
Wild hope mumps just bump in road
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Melvin Clarence Woltjer
Lois G. Beckstrand
Keith A. Kleinsasser
Chester Arthur Schroer
World of Wine: A journey in wine appreciation
Lost Italian: Have a Lenten fish fry Italian style
Dr. Fox: Pet dogs in public demonstrations
Parenting Perspective: Lessons in parenting a toddler come from the bigliest of places
Pinke: Find ways to wage peace
February 27, 2017
Column: What's a family farm?
Agriculturalists like to portray themselves to the outside world as, "We few, we happy few, we band of brothers." (Hey, it's a Shakespeare quote....
February 27, 2017 - 11:00am
February 21, 2017
Women bring new voice to agriculture
WILLMAR — Amanda Freund knows she has a "crappy" job. She grins good-naturedly, recalling every junior-high joke ever uttered about the...
February 21, 2017 - 5:59am
February 15, 2017
USDA looks at size, profits of family farms
WASHINGTON — Family farms are one of the most controversial topics in modern agriculture. There's widespread disagreement on what constitutes a family farm and what doesn't. A new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture won't end the debate, but does shed light on family...
February 15, 2017 - 4:07pm
September 8, 2016
No initial sign of crime in USDA building fire in Md.
WASHINGTON—A fire that gutted a U.S. Department of Agriculture building in Maryland shows no initial signs of a crime being committed,...
September 8, 2016 - 12:21pm
August 30, 2016
USDA closes offices in five states after anonymous threats
• The U.S. Department of Agriculture has closed six offices in five states after receiving anonymous threats, a USDA spokesman said Tuesday. • "Yesterday, USDA received several anonymous messages that are concerning for the safety of USDA personnel and its facilities. As a precaution,...
August 30, 2016 - 3:45pm
August 24, 2016
Federal cheese purchase to help dairy farmers, the poor
WASHINGTON -- Federal officials plan to buy cheese to help poor Americans who need food assistance and dairy farmers who are suffering from low...
August 24, 2016 - 7:52pm
August 23, 2016
Federal cheese purchase to help dairy farmers, the poor
WASHINGTON—Federal officials plan to buy cheese to help poor Americans who need food assistance and dairy farmers who are suffering from low prices. Tuesday's announcement that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will spend $20 million to buy 11 million pounds of cheese from...
August 23, 2016 - 7:54pm
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