April 25, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle
With several inches of snow still on the ground, it’s hard to imagine that the Minnesota vegetable planting season will soon be here.
However, the farm at Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center in Finland is a beehive of activity. A group of Carleton College students and farm manager David Abazs spent a week in late March preparing the land for its first season. Continue Reading
April 4, 2013 in The Daily Republic
How long will this all last? About 10 minutes longer than the end of mandated ethanol use.
March 28, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press
Today, U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) told a group of more than 60 farmers, ranchers, and farm leaders in Mankato that he will continue to press to enact a five-year Farm Bill as soon as possible. Continue Reading
March 28, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
DES MOINES, Iowa Farmers intend to plant 97.3 million acres of corn this year, the most since 1936, the USDA’s spring planting survey said Thursday. Continue Reading
March 26, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
COLUMBIA, S.C. U.S. officials are expanding a program intended to reduce poverty and improve life in rural areas through better access to federal funding. Continue Reading
March 25, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
JAMESTOWN The North Dakota-based Farm Rescue organization is getting a grant of nearly $348,000 from a charitable trust established by the late hotel and real estate baroness Leona Helmsley. Continue Reading
March 7, 2013 in The Daily Republic
Farmers wonder if planting will look like 2011 or 2012.
February 28, 2013 in DL-Online
Minnesota farmers soon could produce a new biofuel, butanol. “We see Minnesota as being a tremendous place to produce butanol,” said Adam Schubert of Butamax, a company formed by BP Petroleum and Dupont to produce the fuel. Continue Reading
February 16, 2013 in The Daily Republic
But SD ranks last in nation in number of female owners operators.
January 22, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe
What will be your farm’s legacy? We often think of our legacy as related to our farm’s financial success. Our legacy will show how we were able to weather hard times floods, droughts, hot weather, cool weather, low prices, pests, weeds, the farming crisis of the ’80s, changes in production methods and other enormous challenges. Our legacy will show that not only did our farm survive, it prospered. Maybe it even grew in numbers of acres or livestock. Continue Reading