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
RURAL REFLECTIONS The time dial
Everyone has little personal accessories. Women may have some
cosmetics while men may have a pocketknife and we all typically have
some sort of fob for our keys to keep our pants pocket busy. I want
y... Posted on 11/29/14 at 8:13 AM
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
STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER The Ides of March Storms
This week marks the anniversary of two powerful blizzards that struck this area. The first was a storm that occurred on March 15, 1941. A powerful Alberta Clipper turned a fairly nice Saturday, into a... Posted on 3/11/13 at 9:57 AM
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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