SMSU to begin offering ag education major
Minnesota is running short on ag teachers. Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall to the rescue.
Iowa high school’s ag program planted in prayer
"The No. 1 action was to build a hands-on program at Unity in the vocational education area.”
Iowa FFA Conference poised for record attendance
“There’s a lot of energy and excitement at the state convention.”
Hatfield: Climate change will force ag diversity
"With increasingly schizophrenic weather and climate we’re looking at higher risks profiles."
Dispute over big solar park heats up in Marshall, Minn.
“It’s not that we’re against solar. It’s the simple fact that ... prime farmland will be taken out of food production."
U.S. dairy exports remain near two-year lows, but shipments rebounded a bit in February compared with the prior month, according to the latest…
- Updated: April 16
Grain Outlook: Corn down as market recedes
Traders straggled back from their Easter holiday with just enough leftover optimism from the previous week to last one session. Corn tried to close higher on Monday and extend last week’s recovery, but failed.
Grain Angles: Be sure to get the full message
Talk things through with your trusted advisors to make the most informed, educated and visionary decisions for your operation.
Livestock Angles: Hogs, cattle on positive trend
The livestock markets are starting the month of April with a positive attitude toward both the hog and cattle markets.
Mielke Market Weekly: Benchmark milk price $7.77 below March 2014
It equates to about $1.34 per gallon, up a penny from February and compares to $2.01 a year ago.
Grain Outlook: Stocks higher than expected
The percentage of on-farm stocks at 57 percent is the highest in the last five years.
The Bookworm Sez: Book offers interesting facts on feathered friends
You might have heard the old saying that someone eats like a bird. That could be very interesting, because birds don’t have teeth.
The Back Porch: Cowboy Church brings Jesus to Sunday horse sale
“We just want to get Jesus to people in different places. ... Some people think you only hear about Him in church.”
In the Garden: Globe thistle attracts butterflies with stunning blooms
Plant these blue globe thistles with yellow or white flowers and you will have a show-stopping area in your garden.
Cookbook Corner: Vegan cookbook serves up classic Italian cuisine
For a wide variety of reasons — from healthwise to ethical — people are “eating vegan” more and more.
Table Talk: Farm, urban moms may differ, but mission remains same
One thing binds us together as women, though — and that is what we see as beautiful.
If this mostly unprocessed, completely unadulterated produce is offered locally at a fair price, almost everyone will try it, many will buy it…
- Updated: April 16
Land Minds: Times change, values remain
A theme woven throughout every interview is phrases ending with “... and I learned that in FFA.”
Farm & Food File: Where’s the love?
Maybe we can — charitably and with love, of course — offer a few facts to calm our angry brothers and sisters.
Farm & Food File: Oink if it smells like free trade
Big Ag and almost every American farmer and rancher would agree (that) free trade is both as simple and divine as an American flag aflutter on a Fourth of July breeze.
Land Minds: Wanted: Your farming story
The Land invites you to share your farming story with us as part of our 2015 “From the Fields” series.
Farm & Food File: The numbers never add up
There’s little mystery to why many Americans distrust Congress: the numbers its members offer as hard fact are often exposed as pure fiction.
Latest Nuts & Bolts
Northey: Resources available to farmers using no-till and strip-till to reduce erosion and improve water quality
NORTHEY: RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO FARMERS USING NO-TILL AND STRIP-TILL TO REDUCE EROSION AND IMPROVE WATER QUALITY
Minnesota Crop Progress & Conditions Report
Despite only 3.5 days suitable for field work during the week ending April 12, 2015, Minnesota farmers advanced small grain planting progress to more than 3.5 weeks ahead of last year’s pace, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Ricky and Mary Davis from Wayne County named Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award Winners
Award to be presented April 13 at the Community Center in Promise City
AgWorks Software announces new relationship with CDMS
Davenport, Iowa - April 10, 2015- AgWorks Software, LLC, a leading provider of unified agronomy management software for Agri-Business Retailers, announced a new partnership today with CDMS, Inc. to provide crop protection compliance information within AgWorks' new unified agronomy software.
Crude Oil prices up eleven percent since last report
DES MOINES – The price of crude oil rose $5.59 per barrel, currently priced at $56.14. Brent crude oil rose $4.15 per barrel, currently at $59.83 per barrel.