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Area farmers learning from cover crop plantings

November 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

OKABENA — Thursday’s Cover Crops Field Day in Okabena included a panel of Jackson County farmers Jerry Ackermann and Dave Christoffer, as well as Nobles County farmer Jerry Perkins.
All three are considered pioneers in the area for incorporating…continue reading on dglobe.com

Saving the soil

May 21, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

SWCD, NRCS available to help farmers with erosion issues
WORTHINGTON A wind advisory issued for today and a forecast for potentially heavy rains as early as Wednesday have the potential to wreak even more havoc on eroding topsoil across southwest Minnesota’s farmland. Continue Reading

Freedom of information, not always free

November 12, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Devils Lake board gives up after USDA demands $150,000 Sometimes, it’s just easier and cheaper to move on rather than put up a fight. That’s what the Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource Board decided recently, when it paid a $96,000 bill to the U.S. Agriculture Department’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. Continue Reading