Weather Forecast

Close

agriculture

October 14, 2018
John Strohfus and son Martin, 5, look at hemp seeds stored on their farm in Afton this month. Strohfus, president of Minnesota Hemp Farms, is one of the state’s leading advocates promoting hemp farming. He was among the first seven farmers to apply to grow it in Minnesota, and is one of 41 farmers today who cultivate hemp on 710 acres around the state. Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Is hemp Minnesota's next big crop?
October 14, 2018 - 6:00am
October 2, 2018
This photo shows Jerome "Jerry" Hennessey in Mexico in January 2013. The photo was taken by Arizona-based hunting company Sonora Dark Horn. (Photo courtesy of Sonora Dark Horn)
Embattled Minnesota elevator reaches lease deal to reopen; alleged manager misspending now totals $4.9M
October 2, 2018 - 9:06pm
October 1, 2018
The $250 million expansion of the Agropur Inc., cheese plant at Lake Norden, S.D., will take it from 3.3 million pounds of milk  a day to 9.3 million pounds a day. (Mikkel Pates / Forum News Service/Agweek)
SD cheese plant expansions to go online in '19
October 1, 2018 - 8:53am
September 19, 2018
Jerry Hennessey (Photo courtesy of the Battle Lake Review)
Fraud-stricken Minnesota grain co-op looks for quick sale
September 19, 2018 - 9:00pm
September 17, 2018
Statisticians protest proposed research agency move
September 17, 2018 - 7:08am
September 2, 2018
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue Michelle Rook / Forum News Service
Soybean farmers to get $3.6 billion initially from USDA trade package
September 2, 2018 - 2:52pm
August 27, 2018
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. Michelle Rook / Agweek
Soybean farmers to get $3.6 billion initially from USDA trade package
August 27, 2018 - 4:47pm
August 24, 2018
The entrepreneurial Knochenmus families of the Balaton/Marshall, Minn., areas, are dwarfed by the new, 40-foot-tall Balaton Bay Reef building, part of their Tru Shrimp Systems Company LLC. Mikkel Pates / Forum News Service
Fledgling shrimp industry launches Minn. center
August 24, 2018 - 1:23pm
A sugar beet grows out of the dark soil into the summer sun near Mallory, Minn., late Wednesday morning, Aug. 22, 2018. Nick Nelson / Forum News Service
Sugar beet harvest kicks off in Red River Valley
August 24, 2018 - 11:31am
August 21, 2018
First farm bill conference meeting set for Sept. 5
August 21, 2018 - 5:14pm
Judge determines WOTUS rule still in effect for Minnesota
August 21, 2018 - 3:41pm
August 13, 2018
The skies were clear for the second day of Minnesota Farmfest. Jenny Schlecht / Forum News Service
Low prices, trade weigh on the minds of farmers at Minnesota Farmfest
August 13, 2018 - 10:08pm
July 16, 2018
Kevin Skunes says it is encouraging that the EPA is following Congressional intent and proposing some growth in the RFS volumes and continuing to propose an implied 15 billion gallon volume for convention ethanol. Michelle Rook / Forum News Service
EPA released proposed biofuels volumes in RFS with mixed industry reaction
July 16, 2018 - 10:56am
July 11, 2018
Soybeans by the bushel, in Johnston, Iowa. (Lynn Walters/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Trump seeks to reassure anxious farmers being hurt by his trade war with China
July 11, 2018 - 3:19pm
July 2, 2018
Parker Strand, 11, of Portland, N.D., borrowed $5,000 under a Farm Service Agency youth loan program to buy five cows. Three have had calves so far and she hopes to pay off the loan with profit over its seven-year period. She’ll be 18. Mikkel Pates / Forum News Service
FSA ag loans not just for big people: Federal 'youth loans' geared to 10-20 year-olds
July 2, 2018 - 7:18am