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Spring Fieldwork Off to Late Start in Minnesota

Spring fieldwork is off to a late start because of winter's stubborn grip on Minnesota. But yields shouldn't be hurt as long as farmers can get into their fields soon after Easter.

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Conservationists Claim Victory on New Farm Bill

Wildlife and environmental groups are claiming victory when it comes to conservation under the new farm bill.

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Minnesota Farm Families Could Get Property Tax Relief

Most Minnesota farm families could get an extra $260 in property tax relief per year under legislation that's meant to ease the squeeze they're feeling between rising property taxes and falling crop prices.

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Disabled farmers gather at the Holiday Inn for the 21st Annual AgrAbility Fenceline Conference. (PHOTO: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News_
Disabled farmers gather at the Holiday Inn for the 21st Annual AgrAbility Fenceline Conference. (PHOTO: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News_
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21st Annual AgrAbility Conference Looks to Keep Disabled Farmers in the Fields [VIDEO]

Disabled farmers gathered at the Holiday Inn, in St. Cloud, today (Monday) for the 21st Annual AgrAbility Fenceline Conference. The conference is designed to help farmers who are injured on the job get back to work.

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Hundreds interested in farming head to the River's Edge Convention Center for the Central MN Farm Show. (PHOTO: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Hundreds interested in farming head to the River's Edge Convention Center for the Central MN Farm Show. (PHOTO: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Central MN Farm Show Continues Long Standing Tradition [VIDEO]

For the past 40 years those in the agricultural industry have circled their calenders for the Central Minnesota Farm Show.

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Sauk Rapids-Rice students interact at FFA meeting. (PHOTO: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News).
Sauk Rapids-Rice students interact at FFA meeting. (PHOTO: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News).
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Students Find Their Calling in Sauk Rapids-Rice FFA Program [VIDEO]

Many high school students spend their time finding some place they belong. At Sauk Rapids-Rice, some students have found that place in FFA.

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Local Farmers Excited For New 5 Year Farm Bill [AUDIO]

Farmers across the state can are relieved as a bipartisan agreement on a new five-year Farm Bill passed through the House yesterday (Wednesday).

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Deadly Virus Shrinking Pig Herds Around Minnesota [AUDIO]

A deadly virus has affected around 300 hog barns around the state. The disease is called the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus, which dehydrates young pigs.

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Vendors display the uses of organic farming at 13th Annual Organic Growing Conference. (PHOTO: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Vendors display the uses of organic farming at 13th Annual Organic Growing Conference. (PHOTO: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Different Side of Agriculture Displayed at 13th Annual Organic Growing Conference [AUDIO]

Organic farming isn't new to the agricultural industry, but over the last few years has become more popular worldwide. Over 90 vendors displayed their products at the River's Edge Convention Center for the annual Organic Growing Conference.

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Minnesota Corn Harvest Now Ahead of Average

Minnesota's corn harvest is now ahead of the five-year average for the first time this season.

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