RURAL REFLECTIONS The dam and the water tower
Its not a place most would associate with great physical or emotional pain. The location, one mile west of my hometown of Viking, Minnesota, marks a spot along the railroad tracks thats seen pain you ... Posted on 2/7/15 at 12:01 PM
STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT The howl of wolves and ranchers
Earlier this winter I learned that a federal judge had restored endangered species protection to gray wolves in Minnesota. I immediately began cranking out an online story for Agweek.Once the story wa... Posted on 1/23/15 at 12:14 PM
PRAIRIE BUSINESS Giving Props to Women in Business
Women may still represent a minority of U.S. business leaders, but in the northern Plains, women represent a large component of the region's workforce and many of them are serving in leadership roles.... Posted on 1/16/15 at 11:53 AM
FARM BLEAT Falling leaves and eagles’ wings
A couple of extra vacation days and a forecast for sunshine sent me to Minnesotas eastern boundary last weekend to admire the beauty along the St. Croix and Mississippi rivers.
I know Ive said it ... Posted on 10/21/14 at 8:02 PM
STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER The Last Blog Post
Today is my last day at WDAY/WDAZ, so the following is my last blog post....
One of my favorite quotes is from Stephen Hawking. Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try... Posted on 3/28/14 at 10:46 AM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking comment by March 30 on recommendations that eventually could lead to changes in its prevented-planting insurance coverage levels. If approved, the changes would cut corn prevented-planting payment levels and increase rates for potatoes and green peas, among other things.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota farmers want state leaders to help them expand to new markets.
They are ready to enter a new era of producing crops that can be made into products ranging from rope to ink, but rural legislators say some laws must change first.
WILLMAR, Minn. — The Minnesota Corn Growers Association is urging farmers around the state to plan ahead for their propane needs this fall. Due to the reversal of the Cochin pipeline and an increase in U.S. propane exports, propane supplies in Minnesota could be stretched thin if everyone waits until the fall to buy propane.
State regulators in Minnesota are blaming farming for rising nitrate levels in southern Minnesota surface waters in a new Minnesota Pollution Control Agency report, citing the increasing use of drainage tiling as a major reason.
Mississippi River shippers have returned to hauling full loads after several storms and aggressive rock-clearing helped deepen the waterway, eliminating worries about barge traffic shutting down, the river's stewards and barge operators said Wednesday.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack plans to make the formal announcement Saturday at the National Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic in Minneapolis. He says in a statement to The Associated Press that CRP was vital in later summer's drought.
Dale Svendsgaard, 78, might have found his hobby unintentionally, but a look at the intricately detailed miniature barns, houses and farm buildings he’s created for the past three years suggests he knows what he’s doing.
Crews from multiple counties and towns battled flames at a grain elevator on east Main Street here Thursday night. Firefighters had been battling the blaze since at least 7 p.m. said an official with the Norman County (Minn.) Sheriff’s Department.
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