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Surviving Low Corn and Soybean Prices

August 18, 2016 For the past few years, corn and soybean prices have risen and fallen deeply. Current corn price starts with a 2 in front, something not seen since 2006 as indicated in Table 1 below. more »»

Master gardeners

August 11, 2016 Grow with us! Become a U of M Extension Master Gardener! Who are Master Gardeners? Master Gardeners are from all walks of life and volunteer on behalf of their university. more »»

St. Cloud man finds happiness, hope in growing tomatoes

August 11, 2016 ST. CLOUD (AP) — In a blink-and-you-miss-it plot of land just outside of downtown, the tomato whisperer of St. Cloud is standing in a forest of tomato plants. more »»

Ag & Extension Briefs

August 11, 2016 Women in Agriculture quarterly seminar Did you know every three days a child dies in an ag-related incident and 33 children are injured every day?* If you are concerned about the safety and... more »»

Wasps’ target: cicadas

August 4, 2016 There have been a lot of questions about solitary wasps lately. more »»

College program takes science to Minneapolis farmers markets

August 4, 2016 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minutes after looking at fruit through a microscope, elementary students Athena and Bear BlinSchauer were ecstatic. “It’s cool,” Athena said. more »»

Dealing with anthracnose

July 28, 2016 In my home garden, we have gone from picking raspberries at a frenzied rate to picking green beans (finally!). We eat a lot of green beans at our home, plain or in hotdish. more »»

Corn and soybean input costs: benchmark median, top 10 percent, bottom 10 percent and difference.

July 28, 2016 In 2014 and 2015 average total inputs costs divided by yields were higher than the average market price received by farmers in Minnesota who are part of the Adult Farm Management program. more »»

Ag & Extension Briefs

July 28, 2016 U of M to partner with Alternative Roots Farm in Madelia to test prototype greenhouse for year-round crop production The University of Minnesota Extension Regional Sustainable Development... more »»

Beware blossom end rot

July 21, 2016 There is nothing worse than being excited about that very first tomato that is ripening on your plant, only to finally pick it and finding out that it is rotted on the bottom. This is blossom end rot. more »»

Ag Briefs

July 21, 2016 Soil expert to speak at summit Soil health expert Dr. Jill Clapperton is the featured speaker at Agnition’s first Soil Summit on Monday, Aug. 8, at the Ralco Technology Campus, 330 3rd St., Balat. more »»

Roadblocks to raising fruit

July 14, 2016 It is raspberry picking time on the farm. We had lost much of our raspberry patch several years ago to standing water, replanted and now (excuse the pun) they are ripe for the picking. more »»

Nonprofit Good Acre helps small farmers boost bottom line

July 14, 2016 BIG LAKE (AP) — Lylee Vue farms about 4 acres of land near Big Lake She rents the land, where she grows everything from corn to potatoes to tomatoes to zucchini. more »»

Ag Briefs

July 14, 2016 NY farmer accused of violating child labor laws ALBANY, N.Y. more »»

Water wisely

July 7, 2016 I have decided that I will never again complain about having to drag hoses around my yard once a week (or less) to water my gardens after I spent a week in Wyoming. more »»

Ag Briefs

July 7, 2016 Cartoonist rehired by farm publication that fired him DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa editorial cartoonist has been rehired by the farm publication that fired him earlier this year. more »»

Have a plan

June 30, 2016 For the most effective sustainable landscape, you will need a base plan. The base plan includes information that is collected about the site. more »»

Drowned-out or hailed-out crops and prevented planting — what to do now?

June 30, 2016 By Lizabeth Stahl and David Nicolai Extension Educators - Crops The growing season of 2016 has gotten off to a challenging start for farmers in areas hit by significant rainfall or hail events. more »»

Fresh from the farm

June 30, 2016 DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Using pasture-raised chickens from Danville, peaches from Hazel Green and squash from Falkville, cooks concocted dishes spotlighting local ingredients. more »»



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