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Minnesota Farmers Begin Planting Under Optimal Weather

Minnesota farmers are heading into their fields for spring planting in a tight window of opportunity in which soil moisture, temperatures and sunshine provide optimum yields.

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Concerns Over Bird Flu Continues To Effect Thailand's Chicken Industry
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Poultry Producers In Minnesota Better Prepared For Bird Flu

Poultry producers and experts say Minnesota is better prepared for a potential bird flu return after a devastating 2015 epidemic.

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California Turkey Farm Supplies Birds For Thanksgiving Dinners
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Minnesota Poultry Farmers Warily Watch Bird Flu Outbreaks

Poultry farmers in Minnesota are cautiously watching the spread of bird flu in Europe and Asia.

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State Grant Money Available for Minnesota Livestock Farmers

Livestock farmers who are looking to expand their farms or make improvements are being encouraged to apply for state grant money.

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Farmers Bracing for Low Commodity Prices This Fall

Minnesota farmers are bracing for a tough year as commodity prices remain low.

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Cold, Precipitation Put Damper on Minnesota Spring Fieldwork

Below-normal temperatures and intermittent rain and snow combine to put a damper on spring fieldwork across Minnesota.

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Minnesota Farmers Have Sown Some Oats, Spring Wheat Already

Minnesota farmers have sown some oats and spring wheat, but the U.S. Department of Agriculture says cool temperatures and precipitation have limited any planting in earnest so far.

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Peter Ackerman begins to harvest his crops. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Peter Ackerman begins to harvest his crops. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Crop Prices May Not Reflect Record Harvest Farmers Are Expecting

Excellent weather conditions over the Spring and Summer has farmers already hitting the fields for the fall harvest. Area farmers are preparing for what could be a record harvest. University of Minnesota Extension educator Dan Martens says even with the increased productions, market prices still remain low.

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Recent Rainfall Grows Potential For Great Crop Yield This Fall

The recent rainfall this past week has been a good thing for central Minnesota farmers. University of Minnesota Extension educator Dan Martens says there is a lot of good looking crops around the state, which should help around harvest time.

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New Law Soon To Require Farmers To Add 50-Foot Buffer Between Crops and Public Lakes

A new state law is waiting for Governor Dayton's approval which will require farmers to install a 50-foot buffer between their crops and public lakes, streams and ditches. A conservation buffer is an area of permanent vegetation that helps control pollutants and manage other environmental concerns before they hit the water.

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