Farm
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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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Harvest time has traditionally required the effort of both family and friends. Working the fields was time consuming when the tractors and plows were smaller. Today plowing the field usually entails a monster machine and is often done by the solo farmer. Still, somethin...Read More
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By Emily Wilmes, University of Minnesota Extension It seems we’ve been thinking about all things fall lately. From harvesting crops to pasture prep to animal care, there’s always something to be done when the leaves start changing. Let’s add something else to the list — manure. Any livestock...Read More
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By Emily Wilmes, University of Minnesota Extension One of the most common topics for questions I get at the office is cropland rental. Renting farmland is common for many farmers seeking land, and the value of land causes many landowners to hold on to it, even after their own farming days are over. ...Read More
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By Kerry Drager Correspondent It is no secret that animals can bring love into the lives of people. This is particularly true for Marlene Allen of Grey Eagle, who has found love for life in her paint horses and a house full of snub-nosed dogs. Horses became an important part of Allen’s life when s...Read More
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