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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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Austin Schmitt begins feeding the calves on his families dairy farm. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
Austin Schmitt begins feeding the calves on his families dairy farm. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
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Behind the Scenes: Learning the Ropes On Your Local Dairy Farm [VIDEO]

This week in our "Behind the Scenes" series on WJON, we head to the barn and learn how to operate a local Dairy Farm. Even through rain, heat and snow the work still needs to get done on the farm.

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Dayton Outlines Possible Loan Program For Turkey Farmers

Gov. Mark Dayton says the state may set up a low-interest loan program for farmers hit by a deadly bird flu outbreak.

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Good Weather Boosts Minnesota Small Grain Planting

Minnesota farmers have made early strides in planting small grains, thanks to good weather.

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Minnesota Farmers Expect to Plant Record Soybean Acreage

Minnesota farmers plan to plant a record amount of soybeans this spring, as well as more corn than last year.

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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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Knowing Soil Fertility Can Lead to Better Farming [VIDEO]

When it comes to farming knowing what's happening below the soil is just as important as the progress above the ground. BioAg specializes in soil fertility and consultant Michael Lovlien says there is more to soil then what meets the eye.

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