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Stevens County Times
Minn. DNR fee increases take effect July 1
Active shooter training Thursday at UMM
Minn. counties prepare for the worst over tax mistake that could cost them millions
Mark Dayton reread the Constitution, then vetoed legislative funding. Now it goes to court
Prep Baseball: Metzger named to all-section team
Legion Baseball: Sayles earns complete game shutout at Osakis
Prep: Seven Owls recognized by Pheasant Conference
Legion Baseball: Wheaton downs Hancock in eight
Junior Legion: Morris 10-runs Benson
Carl "Pee Wee" Manska
Robert "Bob" Stevenson
Wayne K. Schmidgall
Theodore Ronald Estenson
Letter to the editor: Address changes are expensive
Letter to the editor County needs to rethink shop idea
Continuity and Change
Letter to the editor: Thank you for poppy support; Legion Auxiliary needs you
Commentary: A poem for veterans
WROC's Features from the Farm: Research on industrial hemp
Taking a break from ag work
Weather dictating pace of spring field work
Growing for the future
2017 Farm Progress Issue
September 24, 2013
Keep cover crops until spring to protect fields
ST. PAUL, Minn. — University of Minnesota Extension encourages producers to keep cover crops in place until spring. Early termination of cover crops is often an unnecessary management process that undermines the benefit cover crops can provide and may introduce additional problems....
September 24, 2013 - 8:50am
September 20, 2013
Palmer amaranth confirmed in Iowa: what does it mean for Minnesota?
By Lizabeth Stahl and Jeff Gunsolus ST. PAUL, Minn. — Palmer amaranth, an invasive weed that can bring about crop yield losses exceeding 90 percent, has been reported in western Iowa. What does this mean for growers in Minnesota? Since this weed is not known to be present...
September 20, 2013 - 4:18pm
August 28, 2013
Ask a Farmer: What is the difference between sweet corn and field corn?
Sweet corn. It's almost as American as apple pie. If you're barbecuing with friends and family on a sunny weekend evening in Minnesota, there's a good chance that corn on the cob is part of the menu. Or maybe you're celebrating Thanksgiving with a plump turkey and all the fixings...
August 28, 2013 - 10:05am
August 5, 2013
Revised Nitrogen Fertilizer Management Plan Draft Released for Public Comment
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) released a draft revision of the Minnesota’s Nitrogen Fertilizer Management Plan (NFMP) for public comment today. The NFMP is the state’s blueprint for prevention or minimization of the impacts of nitrogen fertilizer...
August 5, 2013 - 3:43pm
House refuses to appoint conferees on farm bill
WASHINGTON — Three Upper Midwest senators have been named conferees on the farm bill. But the House Republican leadership’s refusal to appoint conferees and a plan for the House to vote on a big cut to the food stamp program means prospects for the bill passing this year have...
August 5, 2013 - 10:11am
August 2, 2013
Farmfest, Dakotafest reportedly sold
WILLMAR, Minn. -- The farm shows Farmfest, held annually southeast of Redwood Falls, and Dakotafest, held annually southeast of Mitchell S.D., have reportedly been purchased by the American Farm Bureau Federation. The Cygnus Business Media agriculture group has sold its...
August 2, 2013 - 9:14am
July 5, 2013
WCROC Summer Center Day is July 12
Summer Center Day will be held at the University of Minnesota, West Central Research and Outreach Center on Friday, July 12. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with tours running approximately 90 minutes in length. Tours will run twice, once at 8:00 a.m. and a second time at 10:00...
July 5, 2013 - 5:18pm
May 21, 2013
Report: Input costs on the rise for crop farmers
WILLMAR — Prices paid to grain farmers for their crops have increased in recent years, but so have seed, fertilizer, chemical and other costs. The average cost of producing a bushel of corn has about doubled during the past 10 years, according to the 2012 annual report of 505...
May 21, 2013 - 4:44pm
March 19, 2013
Workshop Promoting Long-term Care of Land Through Leases and Contracts April 4 in Glenwood
GLENWOOD, Minn, -- A workshop on the pros and cons of long-term conservation leases and land contracts for beginning and retiring farmers will be held Thursday, April 4, from 5:30 p.m.- 8:15 p.m., at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Glenwood (122 1st St. NW). The theme of this joint...
March 19, 2013 - 12:00pm
March 18, 2013
National Agriculture Day: Reaching more farmers through agricultural professionals
ST. PAUL, Minn. —Tuesday, March 19, is National Agriculture Day. This is a day to recognize the hard working men and women who produce the food, feed, fiber and fuel that generate more than $75 billion in economic activity every year in Minnesota. Our state is a leader in agricultural...
March 18, 2013 - 1:33pm
2013 FFA Week -- Morris Area FFA
February 18, 2013 - 11:35am
January 28, 2013
Extension farm management and marketing update to be held Feb. 14 in Evansville, Minn.
What is the number one concern of crop producers? The answer is farmland. Some questions heard around the region are: farmland rental rates are increasing, will I be able to hold onto the land I've always rented? How can my neighbor pay that much to rent that farm? How much can I...
January 28, 2013 - 4:41am
January 22, 2013
Shortchanging ag research?
Catherine Woteki, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief scientist, sees two powerful trends that both connect and conflict: -- Global population and food needs are soaring, and the world will need to produce roughly as much food in the next 50 years as has been consumed since...
January 22, 2013 - 9:24am
January 16, 2013
USDA Finalizes New Microloan Program
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a new microloan program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) designed to help small and family operations, beginning and socially disadvantaged farmers secure loans under $35,000. The new microloan program is aimed at bolstering...
January 16, 2013 - 12:18pm
December 22, 2012
Interest rates plunge
December 22, 2012 - 4:07am