Farm
Courtesy of the Minnesota Extension Office Farmers and rural small businesses are essential to the fabric of Minnesota — its economy, environment and communities. Helping them reduce costs with energy efficiency and take control of their energy expenses with renewable energy is the focus of a new ...Read More
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By Kerry Drager Correspondent This year’s Todd County Breakfast at the Farm will be featuring the leading trend of technology-driven farming. Todd County’s first robotic dairy farm is inviting the community to spend the day learning about these amazing milking machines while enjoying a juicy bur...Read More
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Courtesy of Minnesota Extension Losses in poultry production and related businesses due to avian influenza are estimated at $309.9 million as of May 11 in Greater Minnesota. That’s according to a newly released emergency economic impact analysis from University of Minnesota Extension. Using econom...Read More
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By Emily Wilmes, Minnesota Extension For some cow/calf producers, early weaning has become a more common management practice in recent years due to drought conditions. It has continued to be a successful management tool in some situations as the benefits have been uncovered. “Early weaning” is g...Read More
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By Kerry Drager, Correspondent Farming practices have changed substantially over the last 100 years. Technology has made farming easier and more effective, but it has also created a shift in the agriculture industry. Today’s farms are getting larger. The amount of acreage needed to turn a profit h...Read More
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University of Minnesota Extension Strong prices and lower costs brought record profits to many Minnesota livestock farmers in 2014, while crop producers saw earnings deteriorate for the second consecutive year. Those were among key findings in the annual farm income analysis conducted jointly by Min...Read More
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By Emily Wilmes, Minnesota Extension When we hear the phrase, “cow comfort,” an image of freestalls is usually what pops into our heads. Or perhaps a bedded pack. I will admit that for myself, I rarely consider cow comfort for tie stalls. However, shouldn’t all cows be comfortable, no matter h...Read More
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By Beth Berlin, Minnesota Extension With the periods of warm weather we’ve had this spring, and the consistently warmer temperatures that are just around the corner. ‘tis the season for ticks. As you begin your yard and garden chores, or just enjoy walks in natural areas, be aware that several i...Read More
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By KENT OLSON University of Minnesota Extension Farmers and landowners have until the end of March 31 to make their choices under the 2014 Farm Bill. These choices need thoughtful consideration because they will last for five years — through the 2018 crop — and because there are no obvious answe...Read More
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By Emily Wilmes University of Minnesota Extension I’ve discussed time and again about how a successful dairy farm is one that gives care and attention to each area of its operation. One such area that I am personally passionate about is milk quality and mastitis management. Mastitis can have sever...Read More
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