Category: Did You Know

R&J Agriculture Corner – MN Ag Expo

The MN Ag Expo was held this week with farmers from all over Minnesota flocking to Mankato to take in the different meetings and presentations from ag groups and state delegates. Mike Skaug, Beltrami farmer and president of the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association talks about some of the resolutions and pushes the group will make…
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January 21, 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

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

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

R&J Agriculture Corner – 30 X 30 Plan Progress Update

Earlier this year, the Biden Administration proposed we conserve 30% of U.S. land and water by the year 2030. This launched many programs and initiatives for Americans to work toward that goal, including U.S. agricultural producers. Read the full progress update here.


December 29, 2021 0

Ag Year in Review with the Red River Farm Network

Carah Hart from the Red River Farm Network gives us the rundown of top stories for producers this year. No surprise that drought is at the top of the list, impacting a major part of the region. On the other hand, grain prices were up due to the tough conditions for crops. Hart also talks…
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December 28, 2021 0

R&J Agriculture Corner – A Year with Barrick Family Farm

We talk with Barrick Family Farm, Ada site manager Jeff Fitzsimmons about how things are going on the operation. It has been just over 14 months since they broke ground on the facility that is currently breeding and farrowing thousands of pigs today! The are grateful and thankful to the community and area for the…
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December 22, 2021 0