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May 27, 2016
Features from the Farm: Study looks at impact of warm season annual grasses for grazing organic dairy cows
May 27, 2016 - 3:14pm
May 23, 2016
Stevens County to host open house on buffer strip maps
May 23, 2016 - 5:14am
April 22, 2016
A recent study at the WCROC compared behaviors of two groups of pigs. One group had docked tails (left) and the other group at undocked tails (right). Scientists were specifically were interested in the tail biting behavior exhibited in the undocked tail group.
Features from the Farm: Application of social network analysis to animal welfare research
April 22, 2016 - 4:35pm
April 8, 2016
Pesticides, farm programs discussed as ag policy omnibus bill heads to House Floor
April 8, 2016 - 4:29pm
April 1, 2016
University of Minnesota, Morris sophomore Austin Tipper, president of the campus’s Organic Gardening Club, saved the seeds that are part of a new seed library at Pomme de Terre Foods in Morris. Community members can take seeds from the library to try and grow their own food at home, or learn more about saving seeds so they can contribute to the project. (Kim Ukura/Sun Tribune)
University students develop seed library for local gardeners
April 1, 2016 - 3:10pm
March 25, 2016
Features from the Farm: Life cycle assessment of corn grain at the WCROC
March 25, 2016 - 4:18pm
March 24, 2016
Legislation would help farmers make tractors safer
March 24, 2016 - 11:27am
March 7, 2016
Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson speaks Wednesday in Willmar, Minnesota about his recent trip to Cuba and the opportunities opening up now that relations between Cuba and the United States are starting to thaw. (Shelby Lindrud/Forum News Service)
Minnesota ag commissioner hopes for more trade with Cuba
March 7, 2016 - 10:53am
March 4, 2016
Business Briefs: March 5, 2016
March 4, 2016 - 4:14pm
February 27, 2016
Val Dolcini: Farmers and ranchers are the original conservationists
February 27, 2016 - 5:46am
February 26, 2016
Brad Heins, assistant dairy professor at the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center, works to help solve problems that arise on organic dairy farms. (David Hansen/University of Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station)
Features from the Farm: Making a difference for organic dairy farms
February 26, 2016 - 5:10pm
February 22, 2016
Buffer maps coming by July 1, but plenty of questions remain
February 22, 2016 - 3:13pm
February 19, 2016
Business Briefs: February 20, 2016
February 19, 2016 - 4:07pm
February 13, 2016
Dairy operations use a lot of energy to produce milk for consumers. An ongoing research project at the West Central Research and Outreach Center is looking to build a dairy system that generates more energy than it uses. Visit our website,, for a peek inside the renovated WCROC milking parlor. (Brooke Kern/Sun Tribune)play button
Building a green dairy on the prairie
February 13, 2016 - 5:52am
February 5, 2016
More than 100 people packed the Chokio Fire Hall on Thursday, Feb. 4 to speak with Rep. Denny McNamara (standing, left), Rep. Paul Anderson (center) and Rep. Jeff Backer (right) about environmental issues. (Kim Ukura/Sun Tribune)
Chokio packed for discussion on environment, buffer strips
February 5, 2016 - 4:26pm