Category: Farm News

This Weeks FSA Report with Nathan Peterson

By: Dawson Peterson dawsonrjradio@arvig.net (1/14/21) Bemidji, MN — Every Thursday morning someone from the Farm Service Agency office goes on-air at 7:30 a.m. on KKCQ Radio to talk about information that producers should be aware of through the FSA Office. This week, the update was provided by County Executive Director, Nathan Peterson.


January 14, 2021 0

U of M Launching “Making Every Acre Pay” Webinar Series

The University of Minnesota is rolling out a series of free weekly webinars this Friday titled “Making Every Acre Pay” from 8-9 a.m. each Friday throughout the rest of January. University of Minnesota Extension Regional Crops Educator, Angie Peltier, says the first seminar will address a problem she has seen around the region in heavier…
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January 13, 2021 0

Beginning Farmers in Minnesota have Tax Break Available in 2021

St. Paul – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s (MDA) Rural Finance Authority is now accepting applications for a tax credit for the sale or lease of land, equipment, machinery, and livestock in Minnesota by beginning farmers. To qualify, the applicant must be a Minnesota resident with the desire to start farming or who began farming…
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January 3, 2021 0

The Farm Must Go On – Virtual Concert to Benefit Farm Rescue

Tis the season for giving and helping others and this year, John Deere has put together a plan to do just that for farmers in the Midwest by organizing and hosting a benefit concert with proceeds going to the North Dakota based organization, Farm Rescue. The concert titled “The Farm Must Go On” will stream…
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December 1, 2020 0

Prairie Grains Conference Goes Virtual

For years, the Prairie Grains Conference has been a setting for many meetings, networking, and shared information in the agriculture industry. This year, like many of our favorite events, the COVID 19 pandemic has prompted drastic changes. Rather than cancel this year’s event, Charlie Vogel, Executive director of Minnesota Wheat says they are excited to…
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November 30, 2020 0

Fun Facts & Misconceptions About Minnesota Turkey Farms

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (11/25/20) Pelican Rapids, MN — If you plan on eating Turkey this Thanksgiving, there’s a very good chance that the turkey on the table came from right here in Minnesota. In fact, Minnesota ranks #1 for both turkey production and processing in the United States. There are approximately 450 turkey farmers…
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November 25, 2020 0

Sound Ag Advice: Start Making Tax Plans Before End of Year

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (11/23/20) Fargo, ND — As we get closer to the end of the year, now is a great time for farmers to start doing their tax planning. Not just because they probably have more time with harvest wrapped up, but because they still have to time make adjustments and put themselves…
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November 23, 2020 0

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Brings Millions of Aid to Local Farms

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (11/12/20) Ada, MN — In mid-September, President Donald Trump and Secretary of Ag Sonny Perdue announced that the USDA would implement an expansion of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. CFAP 2 as its known will again provide producers with financial assistance that gives them the ability to absorb some of the…
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November 12, 2020 0

Barrick Farms and Protein Sources LLP Break Ground Near Lockhart Township, Norman Co. MN

Members of the Barrick Family, Karen and Roger Kurpius, Norman County Commissioner Lee Ann Hall, MN State Senator Kent Eken, Norman County Commissioner Marvin Gunderson break ground at the future site of the Barrick Family Farms & Kurpius Lockhart Facility. Dirt work has started on the Swine Breeding Facility near Lockhart, MN. A groundbreaking ceremony…
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November 11, 2020 0

Grey Wolf Off Endangered List

The United States Department of Interior announced Thursday, October 29th that the Grey Wolf also known as the Timberwolf has been removed from the endangered species list. The official announcement came from Department of Interior Secretary David Bernahrdt in Bloomington, MN. Clearwater County Commissioner Mark Titera says he was honored to speak at the event…
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November 11, 2020 0