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Groundbreaking for Mighty Axe Hops (Chrissy Gaetke, WJON)
Groundbreaking for Mighty Axe Hops (Chrissy Gaetke, WJON)
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Largest Hops Farm Comes to St. Cloud Area [PHOTOS]

What started as a love for beer and a desire to try farming has now turned into the largest hops growing farm in Minnesota.

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Crops Off to a Good Start in Central MN

A mix of rain and sunshine recently has many central Minnesota farmers smiling. This week's crop report for Minnesota shows corn is 78% good-to-excellent and soybeans are 77% good-to-excellent.

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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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Minnesota Farmers Start Early on Spring Planting

Many of Minnesota's farmers are getting an early start on spring planting, taking advantage of warm weather in hopes of higher yields and an earlier harvest.

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Photo: Paul Seipel
Photo: Paul Seipel
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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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Low Grain Prices Make Conservation Program More Attractive

ow grain prices are making it more attractive for Minnesota farmers to put their land in a program that pays them to replant it with trees and grasses benefiting wildlife and reducing erosion.

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Soaking Rains Hamper Final Fieldwork at Minnesota Farms

Soaking rains followed by snow prevented Minnesota farmers from getting much final fieldwork done last week. In its final crop progress and condition report of the year for Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that only 2.2. days were suitable for fieldwork last week.

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Weather Helps Minnesota Corn Harvest Hit 96 Percent Complete

Minnesota's corn harvest is now 96 percent complete, putting it 12 days ahead of last year's pace and five days ahead of the five-year average.

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Minnesota Farmers Still Making Good Progress On Harvest

Despite a week of having the fewest days suitable for fieldwork in a month, Minnesota farmers continue making progress in the harvest. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in the weekly Minnesota crop report only 5.3 days were suitable for fieldwork in the week ending Sunday.

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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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Corn Harvest Moves Ahead of Normal in Minnesota

Minnesota farmers took advantage of ideal weather last week to double their progress in harvesting corn. According to the USDA's weekly crop report, Minnesota saw 6.6 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday.

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