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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.