Tag: Minnesota

District 4B Representative Paul Marquart Announces He Won’t Seek Reelection this Fall

Dilworth, MN — District 4B Representative Paul Marquart announced today that he won’t be seeking reelection this year, capping an end to more than 20 years in the Minnesota House of Representatives. He shared the announcement to his followers on Facebook with the following message: “I would like to inform my constituents that I will…
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January 12, 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

New Program Addressing Supply Chain Issues

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar, Tina Smith, and Representative Angie Craig (all D-Minnesota) announced a new program that will release approximately $1 billion in funding to shore up food supply chains and support farmers. The funding is available through the American Rescue Plan, which Senators Klobuchar, Smith, and Rep. Craig helped pass earlier this year. Even…
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December 24, 2021 0

MN Budget Forecast Shows $7.7 Billion Surplus

St. Paul, MN — The trend of good news of the on economic front continues this week following the release of the November budget forecast. The Minnesota budget and economic outlook is significantly improved in all years of the budget planning horizon. A general fund budget surplus of $7.746 billion is now projected for the…
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December 8, 2021 0

MnBA Talks the Advantages of Bison

Albany, MN — More and more people across the nation have realized the benefits of the North American Bison, whether that’s for eating or for raising on their farm. That’s according to Minnesota Bison Association Executive Director Adam Ulbricht, who joined R & J Broadcasting on our NAFB reports last week. Ulbricht says many people…
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November 22, 2021 0

Thanksgiving an Excellent Opportunity for MN Turkey Growers to Promote Product and Local Farmers

Minnesota — Thanksgiving is an important time for everyone, but its especially important to the Minnesota economy. Minnesota tops the nation when it comes to turkey production with hundreds of family farms across the state, adding up to more than a billion dollars in economic impact. Brad Finstad, Executive Director for the Minnesota Turkey Growers…
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November 22, 2021 0

As Lakes Freeze Over, MN DNR Reminds Anglers to Practice Ice Safety

Minnesota — As the shallow bays and lakes begin to skim over with ice during the recent cold snap, local anglers will be getting anxious to be the first to step on ice and drill a hole. In preparation for that, Minnesota DNR Safety Outreach Coordinator Lisa Dugan joined the R & J Outdoors Show…
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November 18, 2021 0

MN Delegates Travel to Europe for Trade Talks

Minnesota — A number of delegates from Minnesota are currently participating in a trade trip to Europe in hopes of supporting Minnesota agriculture. One of those delegates includes Minnesota Department of Ag Commissioner Thom Petersen, who we had the chance to interview as part of this week’s NAFB reports. Commissioner Petersen talks more about this…
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November 16, 2021 0

Minnesota & North Dakota Playoff Brackets

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November 7, 2021 0

Minnesota Legislator to Make Push for Legalized Sports Better

St. Paul, MN — On Thursday morning, House Commerce Committee Chair Zack Stephenson (DFL-Coon Rapids) held a press conference to announce his intention to pursue the legalization of sports betting in Minnesota. The Commerce Committee’s jurisdiction includes gambling policy. Chair Stephenson stated that Minnesotans deserve the chance to engage in safe and legal sports betting…
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November 5, 2021 0