Farm
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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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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