Category: Farm News

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

FSA Report for September 23rd

By: Mary Balstad marybalstad@rjbroadcasting.com Red Lake County, Minnesota – Harvest season is here, which means plenty of farmers in the area are looking to see what their crops will yield after a summer with harsh drought conditions. Gary Schommer spoke about FSA’s Farm Loan Program with direct and guaranteed loan programs in the weekly report…
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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

Ag Innovation Campus Construction Update

Crookston, MN — Progress continues to be made on the Ag Innovation Campus and crush facility in Crookston. Tom Slunecka, CEO of the Minnesota Soybean Research Promotion Council, provided an update during the Farm and Field Program last Wednesday. While they broke ground on the facility last October, actual construction didn’t begin until this past…
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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

Fall Weather Outlook

West Fargo, ND — During his weather outlook seminar at Big Iron, Drew Lerner of World Weather Incorporated stated that every little drop of rain is going to be important this fall as we go into winter and face more potential drought concerns next summer. So far this fall we’ve seen relatively mild temperatures and…
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September 17, 2021 0

Farm and Field Show (9/16/21)

Leif visited with the crew from Mustang Seeds at the Big Iron Farm Show Anne Nalewaja – Bayer Crop Science Crystal Dibble – Mahnomen & Becker County FSA Russell Emerson – Fosston Area Producer Tom Slunecka – CEO MN Soybean Research & Promotion Council


September 17, 2021 0

R&J Agriculture Corner – Sheep Industry Makes Suggestions to USDA on Processing

Chase Adams is the senior policy and information director for the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI), and talks about some of the key points they asked USDA to look at when it comes to processing lamb. The full letter can be found on the sheep industry website here.


September 16, 2021 0

Dry Conditions in Fields Show Improvement with Recent Rainfall; High Tech Robotic Diary Field Day on September 22nd

By: Mary Balstad marybalstad@rjbroadcasting.com Polk County, MN – As harvest season approaches, many local farmers are grateful for the recent rainfall in the past month after the harsh drought this previous summer. The Minnesota DNR reports the drought caused a severe moisture deficit in many parts of Northern Minnesota. So, the scattered rain showers are…
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September 16, 2021 0

Former Ag Leaders Collin Peterson & Bill Northey Continue to be Involved in Ag Policy

West Fargo, ND — The annual Big Iron Farm Show at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds got underway Tuesday for the first of three days of demonstrations, seminars, training sessions, and more than 900 exhibit booths and displays. During Big Iron the Red River Farm Network and Your Live Event teamed up to host live…
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September 15, 2021 0