Farm

By Beth Berlin University of Minnesota Extension It was a bit of a tough year for tomatoes. The early part of the growing season was quite wet. Although this meant gardeners didn’t have to take time to water, the rain was in excess at some points and created conditions that caused problems for tomatoes. Blossom-End [...]

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By Emily Wilmes University of Minnesota Extension All cattle producers know what a nuisance flies can be to their animals in the summer. These flies bring with them all sorts of potential problems, including pinkeye. Pinkeye is a painful disease caused by the bacteria moraxella bovis, and can cause reductions in weaning weights of as [...]

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Virgil Niehaus’ hay loft attracts people, collectibles and fun By Kerry Drager Correspondent For Virgil Niehaus and his three daughters, time to get together with family and friends is worth an annual party. Niehaus’ children have been throwing Virgil Fest at the family farm since 1998. What started as a small gathering of family and [...]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent This year’s Todd County Farm Family award has been presented to Kim Harff and Mike Motl of Browerville due to their years of dedication to agriculturally centered programs in their community. The couple has spent nearly 50 years promoting an understanding and respect for agriculture in their area’s youth. Although the [...]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent It may not be a surprise to discover that the community’s water supply comes from local rivers and streams. What may be a surprise is what kinds of pollutants can be found in the very same watersheds that are used to supply tap water to entire cities of people. These water [...]

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By Emily Wilmes University of Minnesota Extension For many cow/calf producers, current market conditions have caused them to seriously rethink how they make culling decisions. Jim Krantz, a cow/calf specialist with South Dakota State University, says low national cattle inventories indicate potential for continued profitability in the cow/calf sector for several years to come, but [...]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Alex Fellbaum of Culdrum Township near Swanville has a love and dedication for our furry and feathered companions. Since the third grade, Fellbaum has been active with livestock and the 4-H program. The first few years of his 4-H career was spent on animal nutrition and dairy cattle, but he has [...]

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