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A little tomato history

September 10, 2015 While grown and used throughout pre-Civil War America according to the Garden Professors, tomatoes weren’t widely embraced. more »»

Wabasso soybean farmer observes and evaluates work of checkoff

September 10, 2015 A recent immersion course provided a local farmer the chance to see and evaluate the work of the soy checkoff. more »»

McDonald’s to switch to cage-free eggs over next decade

September 10, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s says it will switch to cage-free eggs in the U.. more »»

Field Day shares nutrient management and soil health tips

September 10, 2015 The Soil Health Partnership hopes to share innovative agricultural practices fueling the evolution of farming, inviting local farmers to a soil health and nutrient management field day from 10:30 a.m. more »»

Much going on in our gardens

September 3, 2015 The farm is rarely idle, especially when you have livestock. more »»

Reminder: Cover Crop Learning Tour - Interseeding into Row Crops, is Sept. 15

September 3, 2015 There is still time to register for the "Cover Crop Learning Tour - Interseeding into Row Crops" to be held south of Lakefield on September 15. more »»

Egg group scrambled over eggless mayo maker

September 3, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — A California company that makes an eggless mayonnaise alternative has the U.S. egg industry scrambling. more »»

Vegetable issues

August 27, 2015 It is that time of the year where our gardens, specifically vegetable gardens, start to wind down. Tomatoes are coming out of the garden, ready for sandwiches or cannin. more »»

Ag/DNR Briefs

August 27, 2015 Minnesota Farm Bureau Grows Minnesota Crops at the State Fair Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) is growing Minnesota crops in its Pico de Gallo garden on the state fairgrounds. more »»

Interest in drones soars in Wisconsin

August 27, 2015 TOWN OF SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) — Drones are attracting droves of visitors at Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, as many of the devices have been seen hovering around their exhibitors. more »»


August 20, 2015 According to Mary H. more »»

MARL board of directors adds three members

August 20, 2015 SMSU — Three new directors have been added to the Minnesota Agriculture and Rural Leadership (MARL) board of directors. They begin their terms immediately. more »»

Ag Briefs

August 20, 2015 Long Island farm owner arrested on animal abuse charges OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. (AP) — A farm owner on Long Island has been charged with neglecting dozens of animals, including horses, donkeys and goat. more »»

McConnell: Tobacco should not be excluded from trade pact

August 20, 2015 SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. more »»

Pests and fungi

August 13, 2015 The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) announced on Thursday, Aug. 6, that emerald ash borer (EAB) was confirmed in Chisago County by the Washington County border near Manning Trail. more »»

Relationship between corn and bean prices vs. land values and rents

August 13, 2015 I receive many questions daily about land rents and land values and what direction they are going in the near future and long term. more »»

Looking for the greenest grass

August 6, 2015 According to Sam Bauer, turfgrass specialist with the U of M, it is soon time to begin thinking about purchasing grass seed for fall lawn seeding projects. more »»

Japanese beetles are here

July 30, 2015 Japanese beetles are being found in gardens and yards now. Although the first discovery of these pests was recorded on June 18, it hasn’t been until more recently that they have become more abundan. more »»

AURI names Schlecht as new executive director

July 30, 2015 The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute, a nonprofit that works to fuel economic growth in Minnesota, has announced the appointment of Shannon M. Schlecht as its new executive director. more »»

Ahold USA joins initiative on farmworker pay

July 30, 2015 IMMOKALEE, Fla. (AP) — A major U.S. more »»



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