STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Not easy being a small farmer
Over the past few days I've traded a few emails with a young farmer. (He also has another job in agriculture, one in which he works closely with other farmers, and doesn't want to be identified public... Posted on 11/6/13 at 10:16 AM
REALLY EATING Farmers Market find
Saturday morning I headed over to the Farmers Market in Detroit Lakes MN. My main goal was to find some local Honeycrisp applies, but I wasn't so lucky. Turns out they won't be ready for about another... Posted on 9/4/13 at 2:16 PM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Political notebook: Farnsworth not well-known name at state fair
By Don Davis
Rob Farnsworth was a bit on the lonely side as the Minnesota State Fair opened.
It may be that 15 months before the next general election, Minnesotans are not very into politics this yea... Posted on 8/26/13 at 8:18 AM
IT'S SIMPLY GRAND! Summer fun for families
Todays blog is written by Michaela Schell, a local writer and business professional.
As the years pass, I find myself looking more and more for kid friendly events that cater to our growing family. T... Posted on 6/11/13 at 10:10 AM
THE NEW FORTY The Year of the Farmer...
I don't know exactly when the interest in the Super Bowl advertisements eclipsed the actual football game, but for a good decade or so Super Bowl ads have become a much fiercer competition than the bi... Posted on 2/4/13 at 8:40 PM
Proposed new federal food safety laws will bring Big Brother down on the farm in a new way causing heartache, harm and big costs to growers, processors and consumers with little gain little in food safety, say North Dakota agricultural leaders.
Farmers Myron Hanson and Troy Coons miss the rural North Dakota they used to know. That’s why they’re volunteering their time at the state Capitol this legislative session to advocate for farmers and ranchers who are being significantly affected by the oil boom.
The earliest spring wheat planted in the region in years looks pretty good, despite enduring below-freezing temperatures for 12 of its first 40 days, including a cool 28 degrees in the early hours Thursday.
A southern Minnesota farmer has been fined $12,500 and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service in a wildlife program for a rampage last spring in which he destroyed thousands of white pelican eggs and chicks. A federal wildlife agent said the incident was one of the largest "illegal bird takes" in the nation.
Sometimes the demands of the moment prevent agriculturalists from thinking about the long-term, big-picture outlook for area agriculture. What does the future hold for agriculture on the Northern Plains?
As farmers and cattle ranchers, Val and Mark Wagner never expected to know the intricacies of a vegan diet. “It’s a little hard to stomach when you’re a livestock producer and you’re raising a kid who might never be able to eat meat,” said Mark Wagner, who lives on a farm outside of Monango, N.D., with his wife, Val, and four sons.
New union proposals to offer 'substantial' movement, labor spokesman says The union representing 1,300 locked out American Crystal Sugar Co. workers plans this week to contact the federal mediator assigned to the case to request a negotiating session with company management - an attempt to end a lockout that has stretched on for more than 70 days.
A New Hampshire farm, one of the oldest continuously operated family farms in America, raised a lot of interest — and emotion — a year ago when members of the 11th generation of Tuttles announced they were putting it up for sale. Today, the 135-acre farm is still on the market. While the Tuttles wait, a new group of farmers unrelated to the family is helping to keep the operation going.
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