March 27, 2021

Reviving an old idea helps archery keep up with the times

4-H shooting sports and specifically for us, barebow archery, is an activity our daughters began actively participating in a few years ago. In past winter […]
March 22, 2021

Minnesota looks to bring meat processing capacity up to producer need

PINE ISLAND, Minn. — For more than a decade, Adam Bowman has faced a backlog when turning his cattle into meat. It’s led him to […]
March 16, 2021

Lambs on the ground in northeast North Dakota

“Sometimes they need a little help getting started,” he said. “But they’re usually pretty quick at getting the hang of it.” Thanks to generally favorable […]
March 2, 2021

There's enough seed to go around as gardening resurgence continues

That’s the word from garden centers and Extension educators to gardeners: Don’t fret if your favorite garden seed variety is sold out right now, it’ll […]
February 13, 2021

Hurdles for beginning farmers don't end with access to land

But that’s the reality for Taya Schulte and Seamus Fitzgerald, who operate Growing Lots Urban Farm on two converted parking lots in the Seward neighborhood […]
February 10, 2021

Minnesota's Seeds Feeds persists in the fight against food insecurity

“It has been a whirlwind since the pandemic hit. Those in need of food assistance have skyrocketed, and we have been doing our best to […]
February 8, 2021

Minnesota's Blue Water Farms wants to move walleye production indoors

Blue Water Farms is a Minnesota-based startup with the plan to use recirculating aquaculture systems technology, known as an RAS, to produce walleye and plant […]
February 8, 2021

Farmers worry about H-2A delays because of South African travel ban

Chad Olsen, owner of Olsen Custom Farms, based in Hendricks, Minn., tends to hire about 65 workers through the H-2A program from South Africa to […]
February 5, 2021

Pandemic reaffirms value of ag organizations

Do you miss attending meetings or actively participating in membership organizations? I do. For 15 years, I’ve served on community boards and in membership organizations, […]
February 1, 2021

Plant-based milk hurts sales of cow's milk, report finds

“Grocery store shelves and refrigerated cases offer a variety of nondairy beverages with package labels that include the word ‘milk.’ Industry statistics show almond-based products […]