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Ag and Extension

If your trees have EAB

As we slowly creep our way into spring, I have been fielding quite a few questions from area residents about Emerald Ash Borer. As many of you probably know, Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is now in Redwood County and so it is time that this summer we should be looking for this pest in our ash ...

Ag Briefs

USDA extends deadline for Spot Market Hog Pandemic Program  Hog producers who sold hogs through a spot market sale during the COVID-19 pandemic now have until April 15 to submit their applications for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Spot Market Hog Pandemic Program (SMHPP). ...

USDA announces Conservation Reserve Program sign-ups for 2022  

Agricultural producers and landowners can sign up for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), a cornerstone conservation program offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and a key tool in the Biden-Harris Administration effort to address climate change ...

Houseplant care

My grandmother was the queen of growing African Violets. I think that they need a light and gentle touch and that would certainly describe my grandmother’s touch! I am more suited toward the succulent plants because they are more forgiving. I also like that there are so many different kinds ...

Ag and Extension Briefs

Small grain workshops scheduled throughout Minnesota University of Minnesota Extension is offering 10 small grain workshops across Minnesota in January and February to address successful small grain management. “Whether you are a farmer or crop consultant already producing small grains, ...

USDA reminds Lyon County farmers and ranchers to vote

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has started mailing ballots for the Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee elections to eligible farmers and ranchers across the country. To be counted, ballots must be returned to the Lyon County FSA office or postmarked by Dec. 6.  “FSA ...