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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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Klobuchar Discusses Bird Flu With Minnesota Turkey Producers

Sen. Amy Klobuchar has been meeting with Minnesota turkey producers to hear their concerns about the bird flu outbreak, and says she plans to speak with U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack soon to discuss the federal response to the crisis.

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Early Spring Has Farmers Hoping For Early Planting Season [AUDIO]

With winter hopefully at an end farmers are looking towards Spring and an early planting season. University of Minnesota Extension educator Dan Martens says with the recent mild temperatures some farmers have already started work in the fields.

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Caution Urged To Farmers Working On Big Corn Crop

Safety advocates are urging Minnesota farmers to be cautious around into storage bins and elevators when working on this year's corn crop.

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Minnesota Department of Agriculture to Revise Nitrogen Fertilizer Management Plan [AUDIO]

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has created a new Nitrogen Fertilizer Management Plan to help prevent groundwater contamination due to nitrogen fertilizer.

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Farmers Advised to Call Ahead Before Ditching

Stearns County officials are reminding farmers to contact the county before ditching or tiling this fall.

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Farmers Await Start of Spring Planting

Despite the sudden warm weather, Minnesota farmers are still waiting for the chance to get into their fields.

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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 the last week in April.

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