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July 11, 2019
The new Census of Ag shows that there are many more acres no-till in the Dakotas and Montana than in Minnesota. It also shows an increase in the use of cover crops. Forum News Service file photo
Census of Agriculture confirms family farms still dominate the market
July 11, 2019 - 6:00am
July 7, 2019
A farmer works a field northeast of Mt. Vernon, S.D. Matt Gade / Forum News Service file photo
Agriculture department wants to help farm kids with stress
July 7, 2019 - 7:30am
July 2, 2019
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson speaks about his predictions about the state of agriculture during a business luncheon Tuesday, July 2, at the Oaks at Eagle Creek in Willmar. Erica Dischino / Forum News Service
Rep. Peterson makes dire predictions for agriculture
July 2, 2019 - 6:18pm
July 1, 2019
Dutch researchers are working on developing a "gluten-safe" wheat variety. Nick Nelson / Forum News Service
Study: Climate change affecting crop production
July 1, 2019 - 8:15am
Most cover crop mixes on Stoney Creek Farm consist of three grasses, three legumes and three brassicas. Grant and Dawn Breitkreutz plant cover crops during or after every crop. Jenny Schlecht / Forum News Service
Report: Cover crops makes economic sense
July 1, 2019 - 6:00am
June 20, 2019
Flooding in many parts of the Upper Midwest, including Nebraska, shown here, has kept fields from being planted. The USDA announced June 20 that cover crops on prevented planting acres can be hayed, grazed or cut on Sept. 1 instead of Nov. 1. Michelle Rook / Forum News Service
USDA will allow Sept. 1 grazing, haying of cover crops on prevented planting acres
June 20, 2019 - 1:05pm
June 18, 2019
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Steve Censky spoke with reporters in St. Paul on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, about ongoing trade debates and some of the struggles farmers are facing. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Tariffs, swine fever top of mind as USDA leader sits down with Minn. farm groups
June 18, 2019 - 3:42pm
April 23, 2019
David Glinz, 73, of Jamestown, N.D., is a member of a farm peer group with Encore LLC, at Morris, Minn. A group of nine members from the U.S. and Canada convinced him to down-size to 12,000 acres and shed debt, by selling some of his land and equipment in an auction on March 21, 2018. Photo taken March 21, 2018, at Pingree, N.D. Mikkel Pates / Forum News Service
Peer power: Farmers get out of neighborhoods to find advice
April 23, 2019 - 6:00am
April 17, 2019
Alan Roebke, 69, offers his “Roebke Plan” as an alternative to the current farm bill. Its feasibility is debatable, but the former large farmer and sugar co-op leader has a bigger problem: he’s a convicted felon. Mikkel Pates / Forum News Service
Ag rebel pitches new plan to boost farm numbers
April 17, 2019 - 6:00am
April 11, 2019
Lip balm from central Minnesota county goes to Iraq
April 11, 2019 - 9:58am
April 6, 2019
This photo shows Jerome "Jerry" Hennessey in Mexico in January 2013. The photo was taken by Arizona-based hunting company, Sonora Dark Horn. The discovery of Hennessey's alleged embezzlement from the Ashby Farmers Cooperative Elevator has led to federal charges againt Hennessey. (Photo courtesy of Sonora Dark Horn)
Defrauded Minnesota co-op goes after six big-game hunting firms
April 6, 2019 - 6:00am
April 3, 2019
The United States lost 2,731 licensed dairy farms from 2017 to 2018, a drop of 6.5 percent, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report. Forum News Service file photo
USDA: Dairy farms take big hit in 2018
April 3, 2019 - 6:00am
March 30, 2019
Cattle stand in a feedlot at a farm southwest of Alexandria recently. Lowell Anderson / Forum News Service
Report: Minnesota farm income lowest in 23 years
March 30, 2019 - 7:30am
March 21, 2019
Rhonda Larson is the new secretary/treasurer of  U.S. Wheat Associates. Submitted photo
Minnesota farmer promotes wheat worldwide
March 21, 2019 - 6:00am
March 12, 2019
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. Michelle Rook / Forum News Service
3 Minnesota sites still in running for new home of USDA agencies; sites in Dakotas eliminated
March 12, 2019 - 3:48pm
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