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University of Minnesota to Help With Farm Bill Education

The University of Minnesota is getting about $103,000 in federal money to help educate farmers and ranchers about the new farm bill.

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Dry Weather Lets Minnesota Farmers Make Progress On Planting

The mostly dry weather of the past week has allowed Minnesota farmers to come close to finally finishing planting several key crops. In its weekly crop weather report for Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that six days were rated suitable for fieldwork last week, the highest number so far this year.

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Dry Days Allows MN Farmers Catch Up On Planting

Several days of dry weather amid the soggy spring has allowed Minnesota farmers to make significant progress in planting their crops. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports Monday there were 4.7 days suitable for fieldwork last week. That's the highest number so far this year.

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This Could Be Critical Week For Minnesota Farmers

This could be a critical week for Minnesota farmers, who are running late with spring planting due to soggy fields but have a chance to catch up thanks to good weather forecast for the next few days.

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Minnesota Crop Planting Progress Remains Minimal

Planting progress remains minimal as Minnesota farmers struggle with a soggy spring. In its weekly crop weather report for Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that spring wheat planting inched forward to 3 percent by Sunday. That compares with 96 percent last year at this time, and a five-year average of 41 percent.

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Minn. Corn, Soybean Production Set Records

Minnesota set record highs for corn and soybean production in 2010. New figures released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Wednesday say Minnesota farmers grew an estimated 1.29 billion bushels of corn, up 4 percent from last year's record.

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Minnesota Farmers Campaign Launches 2nd Sweepstakes

A consumer education campaign on behalf of Minnesota farmers is offering free tickets to Gopher men's basketball games and free groceries from Cub Foods in its latest sweepstakes.

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