Farm
By Kerry Drager Correspondent Roger Roerick grew up on his father’s dairy farm. As an adult, he entered the workforce as a construction worker and worked for five years in the construction industry. In 1983, he grew tired of working for someone else. He missed life on the farm and wanted to be his...Read More
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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Minnesota is a state that is renowned for providing the angler with endless lake options and several species of fish to try for. Many fishermen don’t think twice about where their fish are coming from, save the lake they are being harvested from, but chances are, the ...Read More
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By Kerry Drager Correspondent It is of no surprise that farmers have a deep love for their tractors. Endless hours are spent working with their machines to get the ground tilled, seeds planted and crops harvested. Today these great harvesters, plows and combines are feats of modern day engineering, ...Read More
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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Kathy and Chuck Parker began their lives as dairy farmers in Long Prairie. After making the decision to sell their farm and move to Lily Lake in Sauk Centre, they still felt that they were not in their forever home. “We both come from the country with lots of acres. W...Read More
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By Emily Wilmes University of Minnesota Extension All beef producers with cow/calf operations know the importance of their cull cows. Cull cow receipts account for 15-30 percent of income from the cow-calf enterprise, says Cody Wright, South Dakota State University Extension beef specialist.  Becau...Read More
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By Emily Wilmes University of Minnesota Extension On Oct. 29, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, while speaking at the National Milk Producers Federation annual meeting, announced that the deadline for the dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP) has been extended. Farmers now have until Dec. 5, to ...Read More
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