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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 Beth Berlin University of Minnesota Extension Gardeners do you have questions about your vegetable gardens, flowers, fruit trees, lawns, or other horticulture related questions?  Not sure where to find reliable, researched based information? Join University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners for “Ask a Master Gardener” sessions at local Great River Regional Libraries. The University [...]

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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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By Beth Berlin University of Minnesota Extension Evergreens are a staple and impressive feature in our landscapes. Many evergreen trees and shrubs are showing signs of purple, rust, or browning needles. These symptoms are signs of “winter burn.” Before making the assumption that the tree or shrub is dead and removing it, take a closer [...]

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By Beth Berlin University of Minnesota Extension Purchasing plants each spring can add a little energy into any gardener.  Annual flowers, vegetable plants and perennials can be a vibrant addition into our gardens. Purchasing quality, healthy plants and having a plan before purchasing them will help ensure you are happy with your experience. Putting thought [...]

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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 From time to time, for farm programs, crop disaster declarations, crop insurance options and other things perhaps — we hear about an “Olympic” average for crop yields and other things. Olympic average simply means — for a given set of numbers, you drop the high [...]

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