STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER Sign of Spring
Although the weather is still cold, on almost any sunny day there is meltwater visible on streets, sidewalks, and parking lots. The days are getting longer but, more to the point, the sun is getting h... Posted on 2/25/15 at 12:44 AM
RURAL REFLECTIONS Love in a small town
Love is the only time when it isnt good to outnumber the opposition. Viking, Minnesota was acutely aware of this fact in 1948. Viking was reported that year as the Bachelor Capital of Minnesota in the... Posted on 2/7/15 at 11:28 AM
PRAIRIE BUSINESS February issue now online
One of my first assignments after joining this magazine was to attend the lavish groundbreaking celebration for Sanfords Fargo Medical Center. (See"Sanford begins building Fargo medical center")
It w... Posted on 2/4/15 at 2:29 PM
STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Something we can all agree on
Modern agriculture has many controversial aspects. Issues like genetically modified crops and livestock feed additives generate strong and often contradictory views, both in and outside agriculture. S... Posted on 12/5/14 at 1:41 PM
AMY'S RANCH SLANTS South Dakota Farm and Ranch Life in Poetry
Anytime I discover something that becomes a part of my favorite things list, I want to share it with others. I met farmer and cattleman Bruce Roseland of North Central South Dakota at the South Dako... Posted on 11/3/14 at 7:00 PM
WASHINGTON — Unfortunately, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation recently included the double-deck trailer ban in S. 1950, the Commercial Motor Vehicle Enhancement Act of 2011.
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department will continue to advise the Agriculture Department on the USDA Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration’s rewrite of the rule governing the Packers and Stockyards Act, outgoing Assistant Attorney General Christine Varney said July 12.
OLIVIA — A couple of years ago, a group of paddlers made their way down the Minnesota River as the creeks and tributaries churned and gushed with chocolate-colored waters heavy with the soil washed from upstream fields by a spring rain.
ST. PAUL — Results from a recent USDA review have returned with overall positive indications for Minnesota’s bovine tuberculosis (TB) program. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health, with help from its partners, is working aggressively to again upgrade Minnesota’s bovine TB status levels.
Ryon S. Walker, University of Minnesota Extension
March 08, 2010
ST. PAUL — It has been an eventful 2009 for farmers and agribusinesses, and there’s no sign of things slowing down in 2010 or beyond. With that in mind, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture is inviting local farmers and others in agriculture to share their thoughts on key issues during a listening session with Deputy Commissioner Jim Boerboom on Wednesday, December 16, in Redwood Falls.
Wind measurement towers put up ahead of planned wind farm projects are drawing concerns from crop dusters in South Dakota who say they blend in with the landscape. Crop duster Brian Hauschild said the main problem with the towers is they have no markings.
Sugar beet truck crashes in the Red River Valley this week raise questions about the rules pertaining to who can and can’t drive the large trucks used in the beet harvest. One thing that may not be well-known: When it comes to harvest time, the normal rules go out the window.
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