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June 14, 2015
Russ Gesch and colleagues at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service laboratory at Morris, Minn., are working with echium, a colorful oilseed crop used in health food and personal care products, and provides a good source of nectar for honeybee and other pollinators. Photo taken May 29, 2015, Morris, Minn. (Forum News Service/Agweek/Mikkel Pates)
Birds, bees and bucks: Intercropped winter oilseeds could benefit environment, profits
June 14, 2015 - 5:51am
March 30, 2015
USDA extends ARC and PLC deadlines to April 7
March 30, 2015 - 11:13am
March 16, 2015
As farm bill crops deadline nears, consider varying factors
March 16, 2015 - 4:40pm
March 2, 2015
USDA provides one-time extension of deadline to update base acres or yield history for ARC/PLC programs
March 2, 2015 - 9:30am
November 27, 2014
Debra Crusoe: USDA urges dairy producers to choose protections by Dec. 5
November 27, 2014 - 5:56am
October 6, 2014
USDA Farm Service Agency Announces Key Dates for New 2014 Farm Bill Safety Net Programs
October 6, 2014 - 11:09am
August 28, 2014
Farm Bill Allows Early Termination for Certain CRP Contracts
August 28, 2014 - 5:30am
June 11, 2014
Filing period for FSA County elections opens June15
June 11, 2014 - 6:18am
May 7, 2014
AgVilsack Announces Continued Progress on 2014 Farm Bill Implementation
May 7, 2014 - 3:20pm
March 25, 2014
Ag Secretary announces increased opportunity for producers as part of new Farm Bill
March 25, 2014 - 1:44pm
March 8, 2014
This photo by James Eklund of the North Central Soil Conservation Research Laboratory in Morris shows a pollinator visiting a cuphea plant. Local farmers are contracting with Minnesota company Aveda to grow cuphea for a new line of shampoo. Cuphea is one of many plants that can provide nutrition for pollinators in Minnesota.
Program seeks to improve honeybee health
March 8, 2014 - 5:36am
December 4, 2013
Applications for Conservation Stewardship Program due in January
December 4, 2013 - 3:58pm
November 22, 2013
NRCS Accepting Applications from farmers for key Minnesota conservation program
November 22, 2013 - 11:33am
September 19, 2013
USDA Solicits Additional Bids Under the Feedstock Flexibility Program
September 19, 2013 - 8:35am
August 23, 2013
Dr. Russ Gesch, research plant physiologist at the Soils Lab in Morris, talks to Field Day attendees about a research project to use oilseeds for jet fuel. Gesch is partnering with scientists across the United States to look at the best growing conditions for oilseed crops. (Kim Ukura/Sun Tribune)
What's the buzz with oilseed crops?
August 23, 2013 - 3:48pm