John Beyer of Hancock was recently honored for being among the nation's highest-producing soybean farmers of his region in the 2018 Asgrow® National Yield Contest. Beyer captured the award with an impressive yield of 79 bushels per acre with Asgrow AG0934 Brand. "Congratulations to John on his outstanding achievement," Pete Uitenbroek, U.S. DEKALB®, Asgrow and Deltapine Market Lead said in a news release. "It's exciting to see farmers like him push yield boundaries through a winning combination of hard work, management skills and exclusive genetics."
Donations are welcomed at the Salvation Army Thrift Store in Morris but trash isn't. Representatives of the store said while donations of trash such as broken furniture, dirty bedding and stained clothing have decreased people still bring too much. Trash goes into the store's dumpster. "Sometimes (Engebretsons, garbage haulers) have come three times in one day," store manager Char Wartner said.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – As farmers in west central Minnesota finalize their seed purchases and spring planting plans, the Minnesota Department of Transportation asks growers to consider joining the standing corn rows program to help control blowing and drifting snow on state and federal highways.
Spring road restrictions are in effect in Stevens County. Roads have been posted for 10, nine, seven and five ton use. The weight restrictions will vary according to the structure and type of road, said county highway engineer Todd Larson. For example, "all of our gravel roads are five ton," Larson said. Stevens County Road 10 has two different weight restrictions, he said. The road is seven tons from Pope County to Stevens County Road 1 and after County Road 1 all the way to Morris, it's nine tons, Larson said.
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St. Paul, MN : The Rural Finance Authority Board today issued a Disaster Declaration for the State of Minnesota which now makes low interest loans available for Minnesota farmers whose operations suffered barn collapses or other damage due to the record winter snowfall. Governor Walz signed a bill yesterday allowing the RFA to declare a disaster due to excessive snowfall. The funds are available to farmers for expenses not covered by insurance.
Drivers on Interstate 94 will encounter alternating lane closures between the Highway 27 and 29 interchanges near Alexandria on Wednesday, March 20. Crews will be clearing snow to prepare the roadway for upcoming construction projects, and will begin constructing crossovers next week, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
This snow hill is so big it even got a name. Several names in fact. Keason Cihak, 6 ½, calls it Mountain Megladon, which means "it's huge." His brother Landon, 8 ½, calls it the Mountain of Death and his sister Addison, 10, frequently refers to it as the Mountain. The mountain is in the backyard of the home the kids share with their parents Jen and Mike Cihak at 7 Northridge Drive in Morris. The Cihaks' backyard butts up against a farm crop field so the family has had snow drifts in the yard.