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Promoting agriculture

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MINNEOTA — On a brisk December afternoon Grant Moorse inspected the pen holding his seven cows and then walked over to the small shed housing his chickens. “It used to be a pig nursery back in the day,” Moorse said, as he stood inside the shed. “We have to use what we got.” What ...

Hanley Falls farmer works to help others succeed

Local News

MARSHALL — Hanley Falls farmer Brian Velde enjoys the agriculture life. So does his family — wife, Heather, and two daughters. Sitting in a conference room inside Centrol Crop Consulting, Inc headquarters, Velde shared the story of his eldest daughter waking up after having a ...

A voice for national transportation networks

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TYLER — Joel Schreurs sees firsthand the many ways individual farmers depend on national and global transportation arteries. Schreurs grows soybeans, corn and some alfalfa at his farm in Marshfield Township, Lincoln County, north of Tyler. He also serves as national vice-chairman of the Soy ...

Crime and Accidents for Feb. 7

News of Record

MARSHALL — A report was sent to the city attorney and the Department of Corrections on a possible violation of conditions of release for an 18-year-old man, in an incident reported at 11:22 p.m. Tuesday on the 1000 block of Cheryl Avenue, Marshall Police said. COTTONWOOD — A ...

Moorses and Olsons attend American Farm Bureau Convention

Ag and Extension

Grant and Denaca Moorse and Carolyn and Jonathan Olson of Lyon County attended the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) 100th Annual Convention held in New Orleans, Louisiana Jan. 11-16. Grant serves on the MFBF Board of Directors as the Young Farmers and Ranchers chair and is from ...

Sesquicentennial Farm Applications Due March 1

Ag and Extension

Minnesota Farm Bureau’s Sesquicentennial Farm program will honor Minnesota families who have owned their farms for at least 150 years. Since the Sesquicentennial Farm program began in 2008, over 225 farms have been recognized. The Sesquicentennial Farm program recognizes family farms ...

MFBF Foundation gets grant from BNSF Railway Foundation

Ag and Extension

The Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation (MFB Foundation) received a grant of $20,000 from the BNSF Railway Foundation to be used to support the MFB Foundation’s agriculture promotion grant program. The announcement of the grant was made today at the MFBF LEAP Conference in Bloomington. ...

Minnesota Farm Bureau Supports Loaves and Fishes

Ag and Extension

Nearly 200 Farm Bureau members from across the state attended the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) LEAP Conference led by the MFBF Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Committee and MFBF Promotion & Education (P&E) Committee. This was held January 25-26 at the Radisson Blu in ...

Teen hog farmer works to bring a Spanish-style meat to Iowa

Ag and Extension

WEST BRANCH, Iowa (AP) — Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear — and Sally — can be found in a hog pen on the edge of West Branch, Iowa. The hogs, for the most part named after the emotions in the Pixar Movie “Inside Out,” make up the latest pack of pigs in Emily Harold's small, niche farming ...

Minnesota Farm Bureau commemorates Food Awareness activities

Ag and Extension

Minnesota Farm Bureau is focusing on Food Awareness during the months of February and March. Food Awareness activities were created to bring awareness to all things food — from the farmers who grow and raise our food, to food safety and availability. “Farm Bureau’s Food Awareness ...

Suicide prevention project targets distressed farmers

Ag and Extension

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Financial struggles led Leon Statz to sell his 50 dairy cows, causing the third-generation farmer to become depressed. Then land next to his 200-acre farm near Loganville went up for sale — land his late father had said he should buy. Statz, who didn’t have the ...

SMSU’s Farm Outlook and Education seminar to be held Feb. 13

Ag and Extension

Marshall — The 35th annual Farm Outlook and Education Seminar will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 9 a.m.-2:45 p.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom on the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University. The Farm Outlook and Education Seminar is a scholarship fundraiser for students in ...

Johnson named top Republican on House Agriculture subpanel

Ag and Extension

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson has been named the top Republican on a House Agriculture Committee subpanel. House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Michael Conaway said in a Thursday statement that Johnson will be the ranking member of the Subcommittee on ...

Heading for more snow

Local News

MARSHALL — Significantly more snow fell throughout the day than was forecast for the Marshall area on Tuesday, making travel extremely difficult. And the outlook for today and Thursday is projected to bring its own challenges with additional snowfall and cold temperatures. According to Brad ...

Lyon Co. to consider tru Shrimp abatement request

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MARSHALL — The Lyon County Board will be considering some possible new tax abatement policies, after a request from tru Shrimp. Representatives of the company approached county commissioners on Tuesday about a possible abatement on the company’s property in Balaton. Last year, Lyon ...

RTR lawsuit court hearing rescheduled for Feb. 22

Local News

TYLER — A Lyon County District Court hearing involving a lawsuit filed against the Russell-Tyler-Ruthton School District’s $35 million building bond referendum that was originally scheduled for today has been rescheduled until 10 a.m. on Feb. 22, according to court documents. An article in ...

Blizzard warning for Thursday

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The National Weather Service, Sioux Falls, South Dakota office, announced this afternoon that a Blizzard Warning will be in effect from 9 a.m. Thursday to midnight Thursday night for an area that covers Lyon, Lincoln, Yellow Medicine and Murray counties. Snow accumulations between 2 and 4 ...

Crime and Accidents for Feb. 6

News of Record

MARSHALL — A 20-year-old man was cited for failing to stop at a stop sign at 11:25 p.m. Monday on the 300 block of South Bruce Street, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A 33-year-old man was arrested on a Department of Corrections warrant at 1:17 p.m. Monday on the 600 block of West ...

Two injured in Highway 23 crash

News of Record

YELLOW MEDICINE COUNTY — Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash reported Tuesday morning on Minnesota Highway 23, the Minnesota State Patrol said. The crash was reported at 8:06 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 23 and County Road 2, in Sandnes Township, Yellow Medicine County. ...