agriculture

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.
Minnesota Farmers Use Break In Weather To Speed Planting
Minnesota farmers took advantage of a small break in the cold, wet weather and have now planted more than a quarter of the state's corn crop. In its weekly crop weather report for Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday corn was 28 percent planted by Sunday, a big jump from 1 …
Farmers Market Season Has Arrived In The St. Cloud Area
The first of our area farmers markets will be opening tomorrow (Saturday). The St. Cloud Farmers Market will be open from 8:00 a.m. until noon in the Bremer Bank parking lot. They'll be open every Saturday morning into this fall. We have a list of other area farmers markets openings as well.
Central Minnesota Farmers Waiting For Warmer Weather [AUDIO]
Our cold weather has pushed back the spring planting season in Minnesota. University of Minnesota Extension Educator Dan Martens says farmers are about two weeks behind schedule. He says farmers like to have all of their small grains planted by now, and are usually moving on to corn planting by th…
Landscaping Plants Not Always Fit For Minnesota
Minnesota officials advise consumers to check for health and hardiness when buying trees, shrubs and other landscaping plants. The state Agriculture Department says nursery inspectors already have found dead and damaged packaged plants in some Minnesota stores.
U Of M To Mark 2nd Agriculture Awareness Day
Cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys and sheep will be visiting the heart of an urban college campus. Tuesday marks the second annual Agriculture Awareness Day on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota.
MN Senate Votes To Lift Coal Plant Restrictions
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Senate has voted to lift restrictions on carbon dioxide emissions from coal production that critics say prevented both construction of new coal plants in the state, and purchase of energy from new coal plants in neighboring states.The Senate voted 42-18 in favor …
2010 A Good Year For Minnesota Farmers
Minnesota farmers made more money last year, compared to the year before. The median net farm income was nearly $120,000 among about 2,500 Minnesota farms in 2010 -- that's up from just over $33,000 the year before when net incomes were depressed by low profits in the livestock industry.

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