Category: Farm News

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

NAFB Reports on KRJB

The following reports were with local agriculture leaders in conjunction with the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) convention in Kansas City, MO, November 17th, 18th & 19th. KRJB’s Ag Broadcaster Leif Bakken is a member of the NAFB and conducted all the interviews. Thom Peterson – Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture Neil…
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November 19, 2021 0

Mahnomen Farmer Provides Updates on Corn Harvest, Ethanol Initiatives

Mahnomen, MN — We continue on with our reports from the National Association of Farm Broadcasters convention today on KRJB. Coming up later today, we chat with Dave Vipond, a corn producers from the Mahnomen area and member of the Research and Promotion Council for the Minnesota Corn Growers Association. Fresh off of finishing his…
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November 18, 2021 0

FSA Introduces New Program for Feed Transportation Costs

By: Mary Balstad marybalstad@rjbroadcasting.com Minnesota – Nathan Peterson gave the weekly FSA report on Thursday, November 18th. Peterson covered the new program FSA has introduced to livestock producers. Titled ELAP Feed Transportation Program. Designed to provide financial assistance to producers of livestock, honeybees and farm-raised fish, this program can help in times of disease or…
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November 18, 2021 0

R&J Agriculture Corner – November Sunflower Update

National Sunflower Association Executive Director John Sandbakken talks the end of the harvesting sunflowers across the region, with Minnesota done and North Dakota edging closer to done. He also says the quality has been great and the price has been on the rise so producers are in good spirits.


November 17, 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

Ethanol Industry Thriving as Travel Picks Up

Minnesota — While a return to normal driving habits is fueling profits for the oil industry, it’s also leading to record usage for the ethanol industry as well. During a recent R & J Agricultural Corner program, Leif Bakken caught up with Mackenzie Boubin, Biofuels & Industry Relations Director with the Minnesota Corn Growers Association,…
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November 10, 2021 0

R&J Agriculture Corner – Ethanol Gaining Traction in MN and US

Minnesota Corn Growers Association Biofuels and Industry Relation Director Mackenzie Boubin talks about ethanol export numbers for Minnesota and how that is encouraging for producers. She also discusses the consumer concern at the pump but ethanol is making a positive impact.


November 9, 2021 0

UMN Extension Encourages Producers to Take Advantage of Webinars & Online Education During Slower Months

Crookston, MN — As work begins to slow down for many farmers and ranchers during the transition from fall and winter, now is the time to start making plans for next year and continue our ag education. Heather Dufault, Norman and Polk Extension Educator, encourages those in agricultural industry to expand their knowledge this winter,…
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November 8, 2021 0