Author: Leif Bakken

R&J Agriculture Corner – USDA Climate Initiative and Ethanol

Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper talks about USDA’s Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry Partnership Program. RFA is encouraged and looking forward to working with USDA in this initiative. Cooper also discusses working with producers and how RFA wants to grow in the ethanol and biofuel industries while also reaching net zero emissions in…
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October 15, 2021 0

R&J Outdoors Show – Hunting Seasons Update and Deer Hunting

Update on what hunting and trapping seasons are opening and closing in the near future from MN DNR. Rob Baden – MN DNR, Deer Hunting and deer issues


October 14, 2021 0

R&J Agriculture Corner – Minnesota Bison Association

Executive director Adam Ulbricht of the Minnesota Bison Association talks about what the association has to offer to bison producers, enthusiasts, and the regular consumer.


October 13, 2021 0

October Minnesota Corn Growers Association Update

Minnesota Corn recognized as distinguished friend of Extension – Read here With early harvest, warmer weather growers reminded of manure application BMPs – Read here NCGA: As Congress focuses environmental issues, ethanol is the fuel we need now – Read here MIT taking a look at The benefits of high-efficiency, flexible-fuel engines for heavy-duty trucking – Read here


October 8, 2021 0

R&J Outdoors Show – Migrating Birds and Fishing the Brainerd Lakes Area

Explore Minnesota tells us some great areas to see migrating birds in Minnesota Chris Meitzner – Owner/Operator, Tight Lines Guide Service, Brainerd Lakes Area


October 7, 2021 0

R&J Outdoors Show – Fishing Conditions and Waterfowl

Explore Minnesota Fishing Conditions Update Steve Courts – Minnesota DNR Waterfowl Biologist


September 30, 2021 0

R&J Agriculture Corner – Cell Cultured Protein and Comparable Issues

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service had a comment period open on labeling over cell cultured animal proteins. Dr. Nicole Neeser is the director of meat and dairy inspection with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, and speaks on what the rules would mean for producers and consumers.


September 27, 2021 0

R&J Outdoors Show – Lake Bemidji State Park and Fishing Addictions TV

Krista Drake – Assistant Manager, Lake Bemidji State Park Mike Olson – Owner/Host, Fish Addictions TV


September 23, 2021 0

R&J Agriculture Corner – Soybean Acres and Demand

A recent report from Farm Progress says soybean acres, as well as wheat and corn, will increase in the 2022 growing season. Tom Slunecka, CEO of the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, talks about the thoughts behind those acres increasing and the latest World Supply and Demand Estimates report and how it reflects on…
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September 22, 2021 0

R&J Agriculture Corner – Wheat Acres and Demand

Wheat acres, as well as corn and soybean acres, are expected to increase for the 2022 season. Charlie Vogel, CEO of the Minnesota Wheat Growers Association, says it may be too early to say where acres will be for sure but its a good way to start the conversation. He also discusses the World Supply…
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September 20, 2021 0