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Myth or fact?

February 4, 2016 Is it a myth or a fact? How can we tell? University of Colorado and University of Washington State have spent many years debating — and more importantly, researching — some of these very questions. more »»

Olson named premier seedsman

February 4, 2016 (MCIA) — Jonathon Olson, Cottonwood traces his family ties to MCIA back to the 1920s, when his grandfather, Nuel Olson began producing seed. more »»

Forest pest first detector workshops

January 28, 2016 Registration is now open for the 2016 Forest Pest First Detector workshops! There will be four workshops conducted during February at the following sites: Wednesday, Fe. more »»

New national program a complement to AURI

January 28, 2016 The 2014 Farm Bill authorized the creation of an independent foundation designed to catalyze innovation to solve pressing challenges in food and agriculture. more »»

Appeals court says farmer may sue pipeline for crop damage

January 28, 2016 DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state appeals court says a northeast Iowa farmer may pursue a breach of contract lawsuit against a natural gas pipeline company and seek damages for decreased crop... more »»

Ag & Extension Briefs

January 28, 2016 Farm succession and tax update workshop offered Pluto Legal, PLLC and Jorgensen Financial Services, have teamed up to present an educational workshop next month focused on estate planning and... more »»

Ag & Extension Briefs

January 21, 2016 Farm succession and tax update workshop offered Pluto Legal, PLLC and Jorgensen Financial Services, have teamed up to present an educational workshop next month focused on estate planning and... more »»

A plant’s response

January 13, 2016 According to Linda Chalker-Scott, Washington State University, for those of us whose vocation or avocation includes sustainable management of landscape plants, one of our core tenets is basing our... more »»

Ag & Extension Briefs

January 13, 2016 MFU states key issues for the 2016 legislative session With input from its family farmer based membership, Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) has shares some if it’s top key issues that they are looking... more »»

cold weather and plants

January 7, 2016 It is interesting to me how most of us in the area wait for most of the winter for the proverbial shoe to dro. more »»

Private pesticide applicator recertification workshops

January 7, 2016 If you need to renew your Private Pesticide Applicator certification, you can do so by attending one of the upcoming recertification workshops sponsored by University of MN Extensio. more »»

EPA says pesticide harms bees in some cases

January 7, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — A major pesticide harms honeybees when used on cotton and citrus but not on other big crops like corn, berries and tobacco, the Environmental Protection Agency foun. more »»

Monsanto eliminating 1,000 more jobs to cut costs

January 7, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Monsanto said Wednesday it will eliminate another 1,000 jobs as it expands a cost-cutting plan designed to deal with falling sales of biotech-corn seeds and other financial... more »»

‘Peace in the barn’

December 31, 2015 Christmas time on the farm is a quiet time. In fact, it is usually one of the few times that there is a quiet lull in the everyday activities that go on. more »»

End of meat? Startups seek meat alternatives for the masses

December 31, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — Patrick Brown is on an improbable mission: Make a burger Americans love, minus the meat. more »»

A nice tool for gardeners

December 17, 2015 A new version of the Plant Elements of Design plant selection program is now available from University of Minnesota Extension. Released Sept. more »»

Urban farmers find that success leads to eviction

December 17, 2015 OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — After four years of growing and selling produce in the heart of Omaha, Ali Clark has become expert at yanking out her black raspberry bushes and replanting them at another site. more »»

Workshop to improve you dairy herds reproduction

December 17, 2015 Dairy producers are invited to attend the 2016 Annual Winter Workshops for the I-29 Moo-University entitled, “What is your pregnant cow worth?” These workshops will be held five locations throughout... more »»

Real Christmas trees are perfect, even if they aren’t

December 10, 2015 As I have written before, my family has a tradition of having a real Christmas tree. There is nothing like the sweet smell of a real tree in your house. more »»



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