Farm
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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Over 20 Farm Bureau members from Minnesota attended the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) FUSION (Farmers United: Skills, Inspiration, Outreach and Networking) Conference, Feb. 13-16, in Nashville, Tenn. Debra Durheim of Long Prairie in Todd County was among the more than 1,300 participants who...Read More
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By Emily Wilmes University of Minnesota Extension A common question I get from farmers and landowners is, “What should I be paying or charging for land rent?” I see two different forms of land rent: cropland rent and pasture rent. We spend a lot of time on education for cropland, but what about ...Read More
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Tri-County Livestock Auction Market, Motley, was the host site for the 2015 Greater Midwest Livestock Auctioneers Championship (GMLAC) on Saturday, Jan 31, 2015. Joe Varner and staff at Tri-County Livestock welcomed 38 livestock auctioneers hailing from 17 states and one Canadian province who compet...Read More
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By Dan Martens University of Minnesota Extension A Nitrogen Management Conference will be held on Friday, March 6, at the Best Western and Kelley Inn in St. Cloud on Minnesota Highway 23 next to the Mississippi River. Admission is free through sponsorship by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture i...Read More
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By Kerry Drager, Correspondent Many crops produced in the United States are grown for one of the country’s favorite pastimes — drinking beer. Minnesota has some of these crops, mainly barley that is harvested and shipped to breweries throughout the country. Hops is another crop that is beginning...Read More
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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Isaac (Ike) Andersen spent his childhood on his family’s dairy farm. He learned to care for many different types of animals growing up, but he enjoyed the feathered varied and wanted to raise a flock of chickens of his own. “When my wife and I got married five years...Read More
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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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