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Casting a rainbow during battle
Irondale marching band to perform July 27 at Big Cat
Asbestos removal starts in Hancock buildings (with video)
Irondale marching band returns to Morris; public performance July 27
After computer upgrades, wait times at some Minnesota license bureaus still hours
Junior Legion: Morris falls to elimination bracket
Sunny skies for annual Marv Meyer Fun Run
Legion Baseball: Hancock eliminated from sub-district playoffs
Zosel heads to USF for golf
Amateur Baseball: Morris takes Stevens County with win at Hancock
Rodney Owen Thompson
Letter to the editor: Second amendment not under attack
Colorful crew tosses candy July 4
Stevens County Times Editorial: Take care of your lawn
Letter to the editor: Contact Senate about healthcare bill
Letter to the editor: Happy July 4
West-central Minnesota farmer a pioneer in raising Kernza
Active farming applications available July 24
Dairy hosts Open House
WROC's Features from the Farm: Research on industrial hemp
Taking a break from ag work
July 17, 2017
Crops could use moisture as rainfall spotty
If the rain has fallen in Stevens County, it's been spotty. A storm system passed near Morris on the night of July 11 but the weather recordings...
July 17, 2017 - 6:00pm
July 15, 2017
Corn crop on the verge of collapse under brutally dry conditions
EMERY, S.D. — July makes or breaks corn. That's what Scott Stahl, of Emery, has heard countless times from his dad, uncle and many other...
July 15, 2017 - 8:14am
Weather dictating pace of spring field work
It was chilly, it got warmer and now, it got a little colder. And the local field work is waiting on the pattern of weather. John Mahoney, a crop consultant with Centrol said although wheat has been planted in area fields in the lighter soil any wheat to be planted in heavier soil...
April 15, 2017 - 1:00pm
April 7, 2017
Local farm reps expect field work to start soon
The fields should start to get busy next week around Hancock in Stevens County, two local farm service representatives said. "Federal Crop Insurance kicks in April 11 and I would expect some corn planting to start April 14 before Easter, said Dennis Jepma of the Hancock Cooperative....
April 7, 2017 - 2:04pm
March 31, 2017
Corn production projection 'should be positive for prices'
MITCHELL, S.D. — A 4 million-acre reduction in corn projected in 2017 could prove beneficial for farmers. With corn prices falling from...
March 31, 2017 - 5:47pm
October 17, 2016
Harvest continues in area
Harvest continued in area fields Monday. Many of the soybeans have been harvested. Farmers had gotten a good start on corn. Others were tilling...
October 17, 2016 - 3:29pm
Farmers to head to harvest
The bulk of the soybean harvest should start soon in the area, those who work with crops year round said.
September 17, 2016 - 7:39am
July 21, 2016
It's not just the heat: Crops increase humidity
ST. PAUL — It's not the heat, it's the corn. Well, it's the humidity, but that is increased by corn and other crops. Americans throughout...
July 21, 2016 - 2:32pm
February 4, 2013
Alfalfa-corn rotation increases yield and reduces nitrogen fertilizer needs
Farmers usually enjoy a yield boost when corn is planted following an alfalfa crop. The major reasons: reduced pest and disease pressure, better soil structure that enhances root growth and water infiltration, and an altered soil microbial community, says Jeff Coulter, a corn agronomist...
February 4, 2013 - 3:50pm
April 17, 2009
Biofuel subsidies targeted in report
April 17, 2009 - 7:13pm
March 12, 2009
Trash or Treasure?
Renewable energy is a hot topic these days and using "trash" from agricultural fields as a way to produce energy is in the news. But as the saying...
March 12, 2009 - 9:42am
March 6, 2009
Good mix: Corn plants and ethanol plants
By Deane Morrison U of M News Wire Ethanol plants that use only the kernels of corn could slash their fossil fuel consumption and boost their energy efficiency by using the rest of the corn plant to generate heat and electricity, a new University of Minnesota study finds. The study...
March 6, 2009 - 4:01pm
January 29, 2009
MDA report offers positive economic news about corn and ethanol industries
Minnesota's corn and ethanol industries support more than 70,000 jobs and contribute $12 billion to the state's economy, according to a report from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA). "In times of economic difficulty, it is important to keep an eye on the areas where Minnesota's...
January 29, 2009 - 12:00am
October 22, 2008
County business growth slow but housing OK
By Kayla Kloos Sun Tribune Stevens County Economic Improvement Commission Executive Director Michael Haynes reported slow growth overall for area businesses in the third quarter of 2008, but he said there was no loss of value in Stevens County's housing market. Haynes presented...
October 22, 2008 - 12:00am
October 11, 2008
Dates changed for biomass corn cob collection demos
Because of the late harvest this year, the dates of public demonstrations of corn cob collection for use in biomass burners have been changed. The Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company and the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center at Morris are sponsoring the...
October 11, 2008 - 12:00am