Category: Farm News

USDA Adding Incentives for CRP Program

Ada, MN — The USDA recently announced that they are again opening enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program as well the Continuous CRP Program, according to Randy Tufton of the Norman County FSA. In order to gain interest from landowners, the USDA is now offering higher payment rates, new incentives, and a more targeted focus…
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May 13, 2021 0

Start Your Wednesday Morning with U of M Extension Field Notes Webinar

Ada, MN — During her monthly visit on the KRJB Kaleidoscope Program, Norman County Extension Educator Heather Dufault shared information on an excited new webinar series called Field Notes, a new University of Minnesota Extension weekly webinar program designed for farmers and agricultural professionals, that will address crop-related questions in an interactive, discussion-based format. The…
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May 10, 2021 0

Spring Planting Making Steady Progress

Ada, MN — Spring planting remains in full swing as area farmers in the Red River Valley transition from wheat to corn, sugarbeets, and soybeans. We caught up with Mike Nelson with West Central Ag Services for an update on the planting progress in the region during this week’s Farm and Field Show. Nelson says…
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May 7, 2021 0

Minnesota Corn Growers Monthly Update

Free nitrate screenings available to farmers  Read More MCR&PC election results announced  Read More MCGA recognized with “Friend of 4-H” award  Read More Legislative Update: MN omnibus transportation bills continue to take center stage  Read More 

May 5, 2021 0

Tires Made Out of Soybeans? MN Soybean Partners with Goodyear to Promote Soy-Based Tires

Minnesota — Soy checkoff research funding and partnership with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has led to a multi-decade commitment by the tire manufacturer to source sustainably produced U.S. soybean oil, phasing out petroleum-derived oils from its products by 2040. The initial research led to the discovery that soybean oil could not only improve…
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May 4, 2021 0

Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council April

MSR&PC: MSR&PC announces election results Collaborative checkoff partnership leads to sustainable soybean oil commitment from Goodyear MSGA: Met Council approves purchase of biodiesel buses Back on the Range: Biodiesel Open returns this summer SSGA: Ag exports urge Biden administration to address shipping crisis

May 4, 2021 0

Farmland Market as Strong as Ever

Moorhead, MN — The market for farmland remains as strong as ever. That’s according to Steve Dahlen of Pifers Auctioneers, who we spoke with on this last week’s Farm and Field Program. Dahlen says the biggest upturn in the farmland market came last November. He adds the biggest factors that have led to a strong…
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April 26, 2021 0