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Stevens County Times
Officers on leave after shooting in Willmar, Minn.
McFeely: Is Michele Bachmann dipping her toe in Minnesota governor race?
Hancock project receives $500,000 grant
Asbestos removal should start soon in Hancock building
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
Robert O. Hubbard
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
Dairy hosts Open House
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
February 2, 2010
Wheat growers approve higher check-off rate
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota wheat growers have approved a referendum to increase their commodity check-off rate. The vote was 334 to 154 to increase the wheat check-off from one cent per bushel to two cents per bushel. Through the automatic check-off program, farmers pay a percentage...
February 2, 2010 - 3:12pm
January 26, 2010
Farm land values increase slightly
Farm land values continued to rise last year and are once again reaching all time record levels, according to an annual survey on bare farm land sales. However, the recent increase across the fourteen Minnesota counties surveyed was only 0.8 percent. All counties surveyed are in...
January 26, 2010 - 11:38am
January 20, 2010
Agricultural experts: Get active to protect and produce America's food
WILLMAR -- "Don't let what happened to us happen to you." The words of a German farmer could well be a foretelling of the demise of American animal agriculture and of food safety and security in this country. Those words were spoken more than 10 years ago but should be taken seriously...
January 20, 2010 - 3:39am
January 14, 2010
Extension Beef Cow-Calf Days to be held in early February
The University of Minnesota Extension Beef Team will host the 2010 Minnesota Beef Cow/Calf Days at 10 locations across Minnesota during the weeks of Feb. 2-5 and Feb. 8-12.
January 14, 2010 - 11:06am
Otter Tail ethanol plant also planning bioenergy center
FERGUS FALLS -- Otter Tail Ag Enterprises LLC will be among the first to take advantage of newly developed technology to convert the byproducts of ethanol production into clean energy as well. The company is constructing a Bio-Energy Center as part of its 55 million-gallon-a-year...
January 14, 2010 - 12:19am
January 12, 2010
USDA projects record corn yield
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is projecting U.S. corn production at a record 13.2 billion bushels. This is up from 12.9 billion bushels projected in USDA's December forecast and 1 percent above the previous record of 13.0 billion bushels set in 2007. Corn exports are projected...
January 12, 2010 - 1:09pm
January 7, 2010
Shelled corn available for pheasants
The Stevens County Chapter of Pheasants Forever has shelled corn available for feeding pheasants within the county. Money generated at the annual Pheasants Forever Banquet is used to purchase the shelled corn. The corn is available at the Stevens County NRCS office, located next...
January 7, 2010 - 1:41pm
Firearms Safety Class offered in Morris
A Firearms Safety Class is being offered for youth and adults in Morris this February. Participants must be at least 11 years old to attend the class. Receiving this safety certification meets requirement for obtaining a hunting license in Minnesota and other states. The firearms...
January 7, 2010 - 10:57am
January 5, 2010
West central region keeps majority of its CRP lands
WILLMAR -- More than 3.4 million acres across the country was pulled out of the Conservation Reserve Program when the contracts on those lands...
January 5, 2010 - 8:57am
January 4, 2010
Farmers benefit from Fargo-based firm's sky-high ag technology
Lanny Faleide was 13 when men landed on the moon. "Our generation always wanted to be astronauts or do something with space technology.
January 4, 2010 - 11:56am
December 31, 2009
Wheat growers to vote on check-off increase in January
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Member farmers of the Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotion Council will vote in January on a proposed increase to their check-off promotion. The current proposal is to change the check-off amount from one to two cents per bushel.
December 31, 2009 - 12:56am
December 25, 2009
WCROC Organic Crops
The 3-year conversion of 165 acres to organic certification that began in 20008 will be completed after the 2010 harvest. In 2010 we will have 71 acres certified organic for the organic dairy herds use because these acres were in alfalfa in 2007 and received no prohibited use substances...
December 25, 2009 - 4:33am
December 23, 2009
Sugar harvest drags growers through worst, but big yields lift region's economy
RENVILLE -- Tom Jacobs' father started raising sugar beets in Renville County in 1964, and with the exception of a few years in the early '70s,...
December 23, 2009 - 9:40am
December 18, 2009
Low test weight corn for swine
The cool summer, slow maturation of the corn crop and the late harvest have created challenges for corn growers and pork producers this year. The end result is that pork producers have poor quality corn to feed this coming year that is low in test weight and may be contaminated...
December 18, 2009 - 4:35am
December 14, 2009
CVEC farmers raising the bar with unique field research
This year's corn harvest was one of the most challenging in recent memory, but it didn't stop nearly a dozen farmers with the Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company from accomplishing what few others have dared. For the second season in a row, they harvested corn cobs along with corn. The...
December 14, 2009 - 7:31am