October 27, 2020

Trump effect looms over Minnesota race, future of House ag chair

This will come clear on Nov. 3. It may be the most consequential ag-related congressional race in the nation. U.S. House Agriculture Chairman Rep. Collin […]
October 26, 2020

Minn. hemp farmer banned from having license settles into new role

Reed’s consultant is Luis “Lulu Magoo” Hummel, who still faces criminal charges in Fillmore County District Court of fifth-degree drug sales, felony possession of a […]
October 12, 2020

International ag internship program's long history of success interrupted by COVID-19

Since 1978, more than 40,000 visitors have been on U.S. farms because of the program. But because of COVID-19, hundreds of farmers are left in […]
October 4, 2020

2020 corn chopping moving along after 'painful' 2019

“Last year was painful,” he said. Reierson runs a custom chopping operation on the side of farming and ranching with his dad, Wayne, in Pollock, […]
September 29, 2020

Setting calves up for weaning success

Weaning can be a stressful time for calves and for cattle producers. During an online Dakotafest forum last month, South Dakota State University beef experts […]
September 28, 2020

Minnesota beans damaged after an early frost

JTS Farms of Fisher, Minn., was one of the farms getting into the specialty crop harvest. JTS includes Todd Sorenson, his son, John, his uncle, […]
September 9, 2020

Palmer amaranth found in 3 ND counties so far in September

But that’s no reason to be discouraged or to slack off in efforts against the weed, which can ravage crop yields, said Joe Ikley, North […]
September 8, 2020

Organic tackles 'existential threat' of climate change

The use of synthetic nitrogen, in particular, is a major contributor to climate change, Crabtree said. The report has a number of specific policy recommendations. […]
August 8, 2020

Farming the Saltless Sea: Duluth woman launches urban farm in Lincoln Park

Starr Brainard plucked tiny, white chamomile flowers off green stems with a fork. Nearby, other edible flowers — borage, Johnny-jump-ups and calendula — stood, ready […]
July 28, 2020

Halstad, Minn., now home to 'World’s Largest Sugar Beet'

The town of 600 has been there all along, about 33 miles north of Moorhead at the intersection of U.S. Highway 75 and Minnesota Highway […]