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July 2, 2015 Spiders are common in and around homes this time of year according to Lindsey Christianson recent M.S. Entomology graduate at the U of M. more »»

Extension Briefs

July 2, 2015 Stretch food dollars with tips from University of Minnesota Extension By dropping some common high-cost habits and trying a few cost-cutting strategies, families can make their food dollars go... more »»

SDFU disappointed with APHIS decision to allow importation of beef from areas with Foot and Mouth Disease

July 2, 2015 HURON, South Dakota — South Dakota Farmers Union President, Doug Sombke, joined with the National Farmers Union organization in stating his extreme disappointment over the U.S. more »»


June 25, 2015 June is National Perennial month in the United States according to the Perennial Plant Association and Martha Smith who is with the University of Illinois Extension service. more »»

Ag Briefs

June 25, 2015 Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation holds golf fundraiser The Minnesota Farm Bureau (MFB) Foundation held their annual Golf Scramble on June 16 at River Oaks Golf Course near Cottage Grove. more »»

Don’t be afraid to ask for help

June 18, 2015 As well all know, we, as gardeners, have to do our share of keeping our living space in good shape and our drinking water safe for one and all. more »»

AURI: Food hubs

June 18, 2015 Buying local. Knowing where food comes from. Eating healthier. more »»

Farm Rescue awarded $150,000 grant from Otto Bremer Foundation

June 18, 2015 Farm Rescue, a nonprofit organization that provides planting, haying or harvesting assistance free of charge to farm families who have experienced a major illness, injury or natural disaster,... more »»

The bugs are back

June 11, 2015 Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the garden; they are back! Insects of all kinds, particularly the mosquitos are out there waiting for us in the garde. more »»

Outlook for 2015 and beyond

June 11, 2015 Good early season planting enabled much of the crop to get in the ground early across Minnesota. more »»

Guetter among soybean farmers to visit soy markets

June 11, 2015 Farmer-leaders of the United Soybean Board recently selected 10 U.S. more »»

Ag Briefs

June 11, 2015 Man donates 206 acres MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A 91-year-old man has decided to donate 206 acres to the Berkeley County Farmland Protection Board to guarantee his property remains farmland. more »»

There is help in your quest for a perfect lawn

June 4, 2015 For many of us, we enjoy a perfect law. more »»

Hemp industry enters 2nd year with hazy market potential

June 4, 2015 FORT LUPTON, Colo. (AP) — The newly legal hemp industry is entering its second growing season with some big questions for producers experimenting with marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousi. more »»

Sprucing it up

May 28, 2015 Colorado blue spruce trees have long been among the most popular conifers for landscaping in Michigan and the upper Midwest. more »»

State Fair and Farm Bureau Program salutes Minnesota Family Farms

May 28, 2015 The Minnesota State Fair and the Minnesota Farm Bureau recognize 222 Minnesota farms as 2015 Century Farm. more »»

EPA issues final rules protecting drinking water, streams

May 28, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Drinking water for 117 million Americans will be protected under new government rules protecting small streams, tributaries and wetlands from pollution and development, the Obama... more »»

Guard your trees

May 21, 2015 Planting time is a good time to install a tree guard to protect your tree from winter injury and bark chewing by small mammals. One type of tree guard is a plastic spiral. more »»

Students sought for 4-H Speaking Up for Animal Agriculture

May 21, 2015 College students with an interest in serving as spokespersons for animal agriculture are urged to apply to be a Minnesota State Fair 4-H Animal Science Speaking Up for Animal Agriculture Peer Mento. more »»

4-H program deepens students’ understanding of science

May 21, 2015 NEW PRAGUE (AP) — Brian and Anna Prchal and Tyler Fromm are teenagers making and using biodiesel. They’re also part of a possible solution for a growing need for employees in agriculture. more »»



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