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Ag Briefs

July 23, 2015 IntelliFarms coming to Marshall IntelliFarms, maker of the BinManager grain storage management technology, will be hosting a special event from 4-7:30 p.m. on Aug. more »»

Prairie plants

July 16, 2015 Prairie plants grow best in full sun and in open spaces. When selecting a site, look for areas with the maximum sun exposure with minimal root competition from trees. more »»

Cover crop learning tour is Sept. 15

July 16, 2015 Mark your calendars for the “Cover Crop Learning Tour - Interseeding into Row Crops” to be held south of Lakefield on Sept. 1. more »»

Ag Briefs

July 16, 2015 Work to begin at farm in St. Paul’s Frogtown neighborhood ST. PAUL (AP) — Efforts to create one of the biggest contiguous urban farms in the country are taking shape in a S. more »»

Growing poppies

July 9, 2015 Growing poppies from seed has been something that I have done in my garden for so many years. more »»

Not all that popular, but they are our friends

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 »»



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