RURAL REFLECTIONS Simple Flight
Ive been humming the tune, Up, Up and Away by the Fifth Dimension
and not because it is my favorite. Ive been thinking about flight for the last several years, manned flight; perhaps manned by me. The... Posted on 9/27/14 at 8:21 AM
STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT A fresh crop of farmers
A deep, longstanding concern in Upper Midwest agriculture involves recruiting and retaining the next generation of farmers and ranchers. With so many aggies nearing retirement, it's essential to bring... Posted on 8/8/14 at 2:48 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 10:57 AM
AMY'S RANCH SLANTS Guest Speaking at DakotaFest's Women's Brunch
This past Wednesday I spoke at my largest audience to date. I was the DakotaFest Womens Brunch guest speaker at theHighlandsConferenceCenter. The theme was Growing Up Country, and my talk wa... Posted on 8/27/12 at 4:31 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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