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Heat Takes Toll On Minnesota’s Cattle, Turkeys [AUDIO]

The state's cattle industry suffered big losses during our recent heat wave. Minnesota Cattlemen's Association spokesman Joe Marten says they're still assessing the numbers, but several hundred animals have died over the past several days.

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Crop Report: Hot, Dry Weather Helping Minnesota Crops

Hot, dry weather has helped Minnesota crops develop and farmers catch up on fieldwork. In its weekly crop weather report for Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday that 5.1 days were suitable for fieldwork last week, the second-highest number of the season.

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Wind Power Projects Hold Grand Opening In Cosmos

One of the largest community wind power developments in Minnesota has celebrated its grand opening. The project near the central Minnesota town of Cosmos is made up of two wind farms owned by separate local groups: Adams Wind Generations, LLC and Danielson Wind Farms, LLC. They were formed by neighbors, friends and farmers who saw it as another way to use their land to generate income.

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Poultry Producers Oppose ADM Grain Elevator Plan

Poultry and livestock producers are upset with a plan by agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland Co. for a big grain elevator in Stearns County. The farmers fear it will drive up feed costs when corn prices are already near record highs.

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Water And Wind Erosion Seriously Affecting Area Farmland [AUDIO]

Our unusual weather is taking it's toll on area crops in more ways than you might think. Dan Martens, the University University of Minnesota Extension Educator in Stearns, Benton and Morrison Counties says water erosion is wreaking havoc on side hills and even flat cropland.

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Drier, Warmer Weather Helps Minnesota Crops Progress

Minnesota farmers are making progress on planting several field crops, thanks to a week of drier, warmer weather.In its weekly crop weather report for Minnesota on Monday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says farmers statewide had an average of 4.3 days suitable for fieldwork.

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Rains Slow Spring Planting In Minnesota

Steady rains and cloudy skies continued to slow the spring planting for Minnesota farmers last week. The weekly crop and weather report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture released Tuesday says farmers had only 2.7 days suitable for field work last week.

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Front, left to right: Kelsey Sellner, Stephanie Kasper, Janet Oelfke, Chelsey Johnson. Middle, left to right: Emma Motl, April Johnson, Chaneen Haler, Emily Krekelberg. Back, left to right: Jennifer Janak, Theresa Twohey, Erin Daninger, Mary Zahurones. (Photo Courtesy Of Midwest Dairy Association)
Front, left to right: Kelsey Sellner, Stephanie Kasper, Janet Oelfke, Chelsey Johnson. Middle, left to right: Emma Motl, April Johnson, Chaneen Haler, Emily Krekelberg. Back, left to right: Jennifer Janak, Theresa Twohey, Erin Daninger, Mary Zahurones. (Photo Courtesy Of Midwest Dairy Association)
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2011 Princess Kay Finalists Have Been Named

This year’s finalists for the title of Princess Kay of the Milky Way have been named. The 12 young women from dairy farm backgrounds were selected at the conclusion of a three-day event for county dairy princesses held in St. Joseph.

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2010 Princess Kay Katie Miron (photo courtesy of the Midwest Dairy Association)
2010 Princess Kay Katie Miron (photo courtesy of the Midwest Dairy Association)
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Princess Kay Finalists To Be Named In St. Joseph On Sunday

Young women from around the state will be in St. Joseph this weekend, competing to be a finalist for the next Princess Kay of the Milky Way. The Midwest Dairy Association will name the 12 finalists on Sunday, during a luncheon at the Gorecki Center at the College of St. Benedict.

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Area Farms To Be Honored As “Century Farms” At Minnesota State Fair

Area farm families who have worked their land for over 100 years are being recognized as "Century Farms". The Minnesota State Fair and Minnesota Farm Bureau will honor 185 farms as "Century Farms" this year at the fair.

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