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Minnesota man crafts handmade cowboy boots the old way

April 21, 2016 This is an AP Member Exchange shared by Minnesota Public Radio News. AKELEY (AP) — Most boots are manufactured by the thousands, and shipped from China or other countries. more »»

Learning tools for gardeners

April 14, 2016 The Lyon County Master Gardeners invites the public to attend its annual Garden Day on Saturday, April 23, at the Adult Community Center, 107 South 4th St. in Marshall, from 9:15-11:45 a.m. more »»

Making our mission about impact

April 14, 2016 I’m excited to formally unveil a refined mission statement that will guide AURI’s future innovation efforts. more »»

Group releasing undercover video for cage-free egg push

April 14, 2016 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An animal welfare group said it hopes undercover video filmed inside a farm showing how hens are treated will get more U.S. food sellers behind cage-free eggs. more »»

Keep an eye on those apple trees

April 7, 2016 Apple trees that are not pruned for several years will often produce so many branches that very little energy is left for fruit production, according to Ward Upham Extension Associate – Home... more »»

Ralco food safety expert to provide FSMA, VFD training

April 7, 2016 Two big regulatory changes are coming soon that will fundamentally change how food is produced at every level of the industry. more »»

Wal-Mart pledges commitment to cage free eggs by 2025

April 7, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc., nation's largest food retailer, is pledging to sell only cage-free eggs by 2025, joining a growing list of retailers and food makers making the switch. more »»

South Dakota wheat crop could be smallest in 37 years

April 7, 2016 PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — This year's wheat crop in South Dakota could be the smallest in nearly four decades. The U.S. Department of Agriculture expects South Dakota farmers to plant . more »»

Ag Briefs

April 7, 2016 Turtle Bay agrees to $6M farmland deal on Oahu's North Shore HONOLULU (AP) — Nearly 500 acres of land on Oahu's North Shore will be preserved for farming under a deal backed by Honolulu, the state o... more »»

The season in between

March 31, 2016 It is at this time of the year that we gardeners find so hard to get through. Winter is pretty much a done deal and spring is moving along but at what seems a snail’s pace. more »»

One Watershed, One Plan launches statewide

March 31, 2016 Wrapping up a successful, almost two-year pilot period, the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources' (BWSR) One Watershed, One Plan program begins the next phase of roll-out this week. more »»

Ag Briefs

March 31, 2016 Animal Ag continues to add meat to national economy The animals that feed us are also feeding our economy, according to a new soy-checkoff-funded study. The analysis shows animal ag, U.S. more »»

Selecting a garden site

March 24, 2016 As an Extension agent, says Shawn Banks, one question I often get asked by new gardeners is, “Where do I put a vegetable garden in my yard?” That leads to a lot more questions, but let’s answer the... more »»

Farm Bureau members meet with legislators

March 24, 2016 More than 150 Farm Bureau members from Minnesota met with legislators on March 15 during one of the Farm Bureau Days on the Hill. more »»

Spring blooming plants

March 17, 2016 We raise chickens. A lot of chicken. more »»

Checkoff research helps open motor oil market to high oleic soy

March 17, 2016 ST. LOUIS — The sustainability of U.S. soybeans has led to a new market opportunity for the very farmers who grow them. Renewable chemical manufacturer Biosynthetic Technologies recently leveraged U. more »»

Ag Briefs

March 17, 2016 Advanced Cottage Food Producer Food Safety Workshop to be held in Marshall Do you make and sell baked goods, home-canned pickles, salsa, jam and jellies? Are you a cottage foods producer? If yes,... more »»

Dealing with changes in Plants

March 3, 2016 Joseph Tychonievich with the Garden Professors and eXtension system has some tips for us in regard to plants that seem to change on their own from one type of plant to another. more »»

Ag & Extension Briefs

March 3, 2016 Nebraska ‘right to farm’ proposal stalls in committee LINCOLN, Neb. more »»



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