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By Kerry Drager Correspondent The Sauk Centre Future Farmers of America (FFA) and their supporters raised $770 in donations for the Eagle’s Healing Nest during their tractor drive last weekend. This is the organization’s second annual tractor drive and 29 individuals participated in the event. It was set up in part by Dave Bailey, who [...]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent In recent years the advancements in technology has made many farming practices more efficient and productive. On June 24, individuals interested in the new technology available to the dairy industry are invited to take a tour of Todd County’s first robotic dairy farm at Zigan Dairy in Long Prairie. Derek and [...]

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By Emily Wilmes University of Minnesota Extension It’s no secret, spring is a busy time for farmers. There’s a lot to be done, and some tasks tend to take priority over others. Right now, farmers are focused on the fields. In the summer, dairy farmers will be focused on keeping production up and SCC (somatic [...]

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By Emily Krekelberg University of Minnesota Extension Well, spring has finally sprung, although winter did put up a pretty good fight this year. The snow is finally gone, the temperatures are slowly warming up and it’s time for dairy farmers to transition their management from cold and snowy to warm and wet. Spring is a [...]

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Courtesy of the Midwest Dairy Association The selection of 12 young women from dairy farm backgrounds Sunday, May 18, in St. Cloud has paved the way for crowning Minnesota’s 61st Princess Kay of the Milky Way, the dairy industry’s official goodwill ambassador.  The newest Princess Kay will be named just before the opening of the [...]

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University of Minnesota Extension As corn prices declined in the fall of 2013, so did farm incomes for a majority of Minnesota farms, according to a joint analysis conducted by Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) and University of Minnesota Extension. Overall, net farm income was $41,899 for the median farm. That compares to $189,679 [...]

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By Dan Martens Extension Educator U of M Extension Service  A custom rate survey, like a lot of other information, can be viewed as a “starting point” for custom rate considerations. Some factors that might affect custom rates for individual situations include field size, field conditions, hazards like rocks, availability, travel distance, trading work, ownership [...]

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