Category: Farm News

FSA Report Reminds Producers of Upcoming Deadlines for Disaster Programs

By: Mary Balstad marybalstad@rjbroadcasting.com Polk County, MN – Nathan Peterson gave the weekly FSA Report on Thursday, January 20th. The beginning of the report focused on the upcoming deadline for the disaster relief programs offered through FSA to producers. These programs include the Livestock Forage Program, which help reimburse livestock producers for the loss of…
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January 20, 2022 0

R&J Agriculture Corner – Electric Vehicles vs Ethanol

The Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper held a media conference before testifying before the House Ag Committee last week in Washington D.C. The hearing was on the “Implications of Electric Vehicle Investment for Agriculture and Rural America” and Cooper talked about how ethanol can be part of the solution to the carbon…
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January 18, 2022 0

R&J Agriculture Corner – National Sunflower Association Research Forum

The National Sunflower Association held their 44th Research Forum in Fargo with producers from all over the country participating in person and online. The NSA was able to bring information from North Dakota State University and South Dakota State University professors and extension experts on the issues impacting sunflowers. Dr. Janet Knodel, NDSU Extension Entomology,…
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January 15, 2022 0

FSA Report Covers ELAP Deadlines

By: Mary Balstad marybalstad@rjbroadcasting.com Polk County, MN – Nathan Peterson gave the weekly FSA Report for Thursday, January 13th. He discussed the upcoming deadlines for the Emergency Assistance for Livestock Program (ELAP). The main purpose of the program is to provide financial assistance to producers for losses in 2021 due to the intense drought over…
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January 13, 2022 0

R&J Agriculture Corner – The Grain Bin Robot: Grain Weevil

A new piece of technology could save lives when it comes to grain bin management. Grain Weevil is a grain bin safety and management robot that directly engages the surface of the grain. Grain bins are dirty, dangerous workplaces. We keep that farmer with a shovel out of the bin by leveling, breaking crusts, doing…
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January 12, 2022 0

R&J Agriculture Corner – Meat Exports Looking Strong for 2021

The U.S. Meat Export Federation November numbers show a strong value for beef and the end of the year meat values are trending higher too. Find the recent report here.


January 11, 2022 0

Norman County Ag Returns In-Person on January 26th

Ada, MN — The 44th Annual Norman County Ag Day, formerly known as the Crop, Seed, and Trade Show, is set to return in-person on Wednesday, January 26th at the Ada Events Center. Last year’s Ag Day was held virtually via Zoom. Norman County Extension Educator Heather Dufault says they are excited to be able…
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January 11, 2022 0

Upcoming FSA Deadlines at End of January; Offices Still Operating Under Limited Hours

By: Mary Balstad marybalstad@rjbroadcasting.com Polk County, MN – Nathan Peterson gave the weekly FSA Report on Thursday, January 6th. In the report, Peterson spoke about the upcoming deadlines for three disaster programs. On January 31st, the Livestock Forage program, ELAP Water Hauling program and ELAP Feed Transportation program will not accept anymore applications. The application…
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January 6, 2022 0

“Let’s Talk Crops!” UMN Extension Strategic Planning Series

Minnesota — The University of Minnesota-Extension is proud to announce the return of their online webinar series, “Let’s Talk Crops!” The growing season is filled with a host of challenges, including insect, disease, and weed pests, resistance concerns, agronomic issues, and soil fertility questions. The Strategic Farming program is designed for farmers and agricultural professionals…
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January 5, 2022 0

R&J Agriculture Corner – Extension Webinar on Strategic Farming: Let’s Talk Crops

Pull up a chair and join in or bring the conversation with you as you go about your day. Whatever works best for you, join us this winter to discuss some of the key issues and questions around commodity crop production facing Minnesota farmers today through the “Strategic Farming: Let’s Talk Crops” webinar series. This…
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January 4, 2022 0