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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 »»

Trees are coming alive

May 14, 2015 This past summer we had several issues with some spruce trees in our yard. I am happy to say that the Colorado Blue Spruce has recovered and has some nice new growth tips on the tree. more »»

How do farmers market their crops in a low price year?

May 14, 2015 Forward contract bids for 2015 corn and soybeans are under $3.50 and $9.00 respectively. Farmer breakeven prices necessary to cover input costs and living expenses are in the $4.50 to $. more »»

Nobles County’s Benson receives U of M service award

May 14, 2015 Former Nobles County Commissioner David Benson was recently awarded the University of Minnesota Outstanding Community Partner Service Award. more »»

Sen. Dahms Inducted into FFA Hall of Fame

May 14, 2015 The Minnesota FFA Association honored State Sen. Gary Dahms, R-Redwood Falls, with induction into the FFA Hall of Fame. more »»

Watching out for the bees

May 7, 2015 The Environmental Protection Agency has added new language to neonicotinyl insecticide products (imidacloprid, dinotefuran, thiamethoxam, and clothianidin) to protect bees and other insect... more »»

AURI colmn: Enhancing animal feed through chemistry

May 7, 2015 At the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute, we are all about discovering new uses for agricultural resources in order to fuel economic growth in Minnesota. more »»

Ag Briefs

May 7, 2015 Undercover video leads to probe of Colorado pig farm workers DENVER (AP) — An undercover video showing workers at a Colorado pig farm hitting animals with cans and boards has prompted a criminal... more »»

Minnesota FFA Foundation recognizes Media Award recipients

May 7, 2015 Supporters of the Minnesota FFA Foundation were recognized at the annual honors reception of the 86th Minnesota FFA Convention at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. more »»

Cover crops

April 30, 2015 There is one blog that I enjoy reading, called the Garden Professors which is based on Extension service research. more »»

State FFA

April 30, 2015 Minnesota FFA Association holds annual awards program FFA members from around the state were awarded on Monday at the 86th Minnesota FFA Convention for commitment and hard work within the... more »»

Windbreak and crop yield study

April 30, 2015 Recent land values, farm innovations and management such as adoption of no-till, minimum till, use of wide farm equipment, and windbreak plantings that are just getting old, has led to many... more »»

Vegetable gardens

April 23, 2015 For those of us who are lucky enough to have room to spare in our yards or landscape, we can easily add a vegetable garden. more »»

Weather controls us, but there are still tasks at hand

April 16, 2015 This is the time of the year that seems to be the hardest for gardeners. It is not quite warm enough to start planting much, if anything, outside (if you are outside by 6 a.m. more »»

Be a good steward when taking care of your lawn

April 9, 2015 We all want that perfect lawn. Lawns are a lot of work on many different levels and we can spend a whole lot of time and money on our lawns as well. more »»

Don't prune oaks in spring and summer

April 9, 2015 The oak wilt risk status is HIGH. Homeowners should NOT prune oaks and/or conduct any construction activities near oaks to avoid wounding and transmitting the oak wilt fungus. more »»



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