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  • Nov 20, 2012

    Give #foodthanks This Thanksgiving and Holiday Season 8

    Thanksgiving is upon us, and, like every year, there's much to be thankful for. Sure, Mother Nature probably isn't high on your list, but you know who should be? Farmers. It's time to take to Twitter, folks, and give some #foodthanks to those in agriculture for doing their part to provide us with the items we purchase at the grocery store, the dinner on our tables, the snacks we pack for our kids....More
  • Jul 24, 2012

    2012 Farmfest Forum, Panel Topics 37

    Farmfest 2012 will feature an exciting line-up of feature forums, as well as a U.S. Senate and Congressional Candidates Forum. The forums will be held August 7, 8 and 9, in the forum tent on the Farmfest site, which is located at the Gilfillan Estate, 7 miles southeast of Redwood Falls, Minn. The schedule for 2012 has a heavy emphasis on national and state agricultural policy issues, and on issues affecting rural Minnesota....More
  • Mar 6, 2012

    National Ag Week 2012 4

    National Ag Week is being celebrated March 4-10 all across the U.S., and Thursday, March 8, has been designated as National Ag Day. It is a good time to reflect on all the traditions and advancements that help make the U.S. agriculture industry second to none! Following are some interesting statistics about today’s agriculture industry....More
  • Sep 28, 2010

    The Hats of a Farmer

    In my road warrior travels I recently shared the podium with Matt Roberts, an up-and-coming agricultural economist who is a “must see” speaker at agricultural seminars. Matt is from the Ohio State University. Matt discussed the “Six Hats of a Farmer” in his speech, and had some great points....More
  • Sep 28, 2010

    Storms and Flooding Cause Harvest Delays

    The past several days have been filled with news reports, photos and stories about the great flood across the upper Midwest this fall. Widespread flooding in a large area has occurred in southern Minnesota, northern Iowa, eastern South Dakota and western Wisconsin. Nearly every river, stream and creek in that region has flooded and was out of its banks in the past week, causing millions of dollars of damage to homes, roads, bridges and farm fields. This flooding rivals the historic floods of 1965 and 1993 in most areas of south-central Minnesota....More
  • Sep 28, 2010

    Corn Harvest Still Running Ahead of Normal

    The U.S. corn harvest continued to advance well ahead of the average pace last week as fast progress in the eastern Corn Belt offset the impact of rain delays in western growing areas. Soybean harvest also stayed ahead of the normal pace despite limited activity in the western Midwest. USDA estimated 27% of the U.S. corn crop had been harvested as of Sunday, up from 18% a week earlier and the five-year average pace of 15%....More
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