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November 21, 2018
Carolyn Lange / Tribune
A stalk of industrial hemp grown this year on a Kandiyohi County Farm was passed around during an informational meeting last week in Spicer about growing and processing industrial hemp. The Ag and Renewable Energy Committee, which is part of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Committee, intends to do a feasibility study to explore market possibilities for processing the harvested crop.
Local interest in growing and processing hemp: EDC committee will conduct feasibility study for market options
November 21, 2018 - 5:18am
November 20, 2018
Sunshine, one of Jenny Schlecht's six barn cats, sits outside on a nice day. At night, Sunshine likes to dart into the garage and hide under vehicles rather than go into his snug house. Jenny Schlecht / Forum News Service
A little light cat herding to stay in shape
November 20, 2018 - 6:00am
November 19, 2018
Brett Edling, who owns Edling Farms along with his father and brothers, poses next to a tote of potatoes. Edling Farms donated 36,000 pounds of potatoes to Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities Thanksgiving food distribution program. Submitted photo
Minn. farm donates 36,000 pounds of potatoes for Thanksgiving food program
November 19, 2018 - 7:36am
November 16, 2018
Bags of marijuana sit on shelves in a building at the Los Suenos Farms facility in Avondale, Colorado, on Feb. 25, 2016.  Bloomberg photo by Matthew Staver.
Marijuana is getting cheaper. For some states, that's a problem.
November 16, 2018 - 1:40pm
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'Making my dreams come true': Minnesota farmer harvests her first crop at 27
November 16, 2018 - 11:54am
Corn grows in a field in Booneville, Iowa, Aug. 13, 2018. President Donald Trump plans to lift a federal ban on the summer sales of higher ethanol blends of gasoline in a bid to sooth corn and soybean farmers in Iowa and other Midwestern states. (Scott Morgan/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Opportunity for ethanol production, exports growing
November 16, 2018 - 6:00am
November 15, 2018
Chris and Joy Huisinga left corporate jobs to start a turkey farm. Trevor Peterson / Forum News Service
Meet new turkey farmers in the US’s largest turkey-producing county
November 15, 2018 - 4:14pm
COMMENTARY: Why Trump’s trade war alarms me
November 15, 2018 - 6:00am
November 13, 2018
Bags of corn and soybeans sit in rows at Gingerich Farms in this aerial photograph taken over Lovington, Ill., on Nov. 9, 2018. Bloomberg photo by Daniel Acker.
Frozen out of China, American farmers refuse to sell their soybeans
November 13, 2018 - 10:18am
November 12, 2018
Jerry Hennessey (Photo courtesy of the Battle Lake Review)
Seasonal worker didn’t know former boss was escaping after fraud accusations
November 12, 2018 - 7:17am
Erik Ahlgren of Fergus Falls, Minn., an attorney for Ashby (Minn.) Farmers Elevator Cooperative, asked for an expedited order to allow him to go onto former manager Jerry Hennessey’s homestead to inventory its taxidermy, equipment and other items for potential recovery in the wake of nearly $5 million in unauthorized checks. Photo taken Nov. 6, 2018, at Elbow Lake, Minn. (Forum News Service/Agweek/Mikkel Pates)
Co-op seeking access to inventory taxidermy, property
November 12, 2018 - 6:12am
November 8, 2018
Carolyn Lange / Tribune file photo

Hemp fiber is used for many textile and clothing items, such as this hat.
Workshop explores industrial hemp value chain
November 8, 2018 - 10:04pm
November 5, 2018
New study finds manure better than inorganic fertilizer for crops
November 5, 2018 - 5:02pm
farm equipment
These American farmers are sticking with Trump in the midterms
November 5, 2018 - 12:13pm
Mathew “Matt” Brandenburger, director of operations for Wheaton-Dumont Cooperative Elevator, discusses new procedures at an elevator in Ashby, Minn., with Kim Goeden, who worked as bookkeeper in the previous company and has been hired by the new company. Mikkel Pates / Forum News Service
Rebuilding trust: Wheaton co-op takes over Ashby elevator after embezzlement
November 5, 2018 - 6:17am