agriculture

Court Says Pesticide Drift Can Count As Trespass
The Minnesota Court of Appeals says it can count as trespass under the law when pesticide drifts from one farm to another. The appeals court revived a lawsuit by organic farmers Oluf and Debra Johnson against the Paynesville Farmers Union Cooperative Oil Company.
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 neigh…
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.
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.
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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