Category: Farm News

Norman County FSA Reminds Produces to File Acreage Reports After Finishing Spring Planting

Ada, MN — While most producers are a long way from finishing up their spring planting, and some have yet to begin, the Farm Service Agency is encouraging producers to file their acreage reports once they do complete planting. James Kruize, Norman and Clay County FSA Director, says the maps are available now if they…
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May 23, 2022 0

Farm & Field Show (5/19)

Chris Westcott – Beltrami, MN area producer Matt Erickson – producer in Fertile, MN Mark Sirjord – Bejou, MN area farmer John Sandbakken – Executive Director, National Sunflower Association Dustin Perry – Crookston, MN area producer Ron Visser – Site Manager, Riverview Dairy, Waukon, MN Meghan Palubicki – Red Poppy Greenhouse Casey Kraska – AgriMax…
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May 19, 2022 0

Waukon Dairy Construction Update

Waukon, MN — Residents of Norman County and the surrounding communities have been curious on the progress of the new Riverview Dairy in Waukon Township. On Friday afternoon, Riverview Dairy – Waukon Location Site Manager Ron Visser stopped by the R & J Broadcasting studios to provide an update on the construction progress on the…
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May 16, 2022 0

Mid-Contract Management Reminders for Current CRP Enrollees

Ada, MN — During his recent visit on the KRJB Kaleidoscope Program, Norman and Clay County Farm Service Agency Director James Kruize provided some reminders to producers who currently have existing Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts. Kruize says CRP enrollees must continue to track their expenses, follow nesting season rules, and overall maintain the acreage…
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May 13, 2022 0

Q-Country Crops & Livestock Program (5/12)

MN Crop Progress Report Cole Wittman – Agronomy Manager, Red Lake County Co-op Joe Pierce – Warren, MN, area producer Billy Bushelle – Owner/Operator, Bagley Livestock Exchange & Winger Livestock Heather Dufault – University of Minnesota Extension Educator, Polk/Norman County Susan Littlefield – Rural Radio Network, Surprise, NE


May 12, 2022 0

MN Corn Growers May Update

Chemistry from corn The Minnesota Corn-supported Center for Sustainable Polymers develops the next generation of corn-based polymers. Read more Growers reminded of treated-seed BMPs The BeSure! campaign encourages safe and responsible use of crop- protection products. Read more Urge USDA to help ensure fair markets NCGA call to action asks farmers to share stories about rising input…
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May 12, 2022 0

Patience Growing Thin For Farmers in the Red River Valley Waiting to Begin Planting

Ada, MN — Patience is growing thin for farmers in the Red River Valley as they wait for fields to finally dry up enough to begin their spring planting. During our Farm and Field Program on Wednesday afternoon, we spoke with Neil Rockstad, who plants wheat, soybeans, and sugarbeets in the Ada area. Rockstad says…
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May 12, 2022 0

Farm & Field Show (5/12)

Brian Hanson – Ada, MN area producer Crop Progress Report for MN Crystal Dibble – Mahnomen County FSA Kevin Thorsness – Crop Protection Technical Development Rep, Bayer Crop Science Greg Mostad – Mayport Farmers Co-op, Mayville, ND, Mustang Seed Dealer Susan Littlefield – KRVN, Rural Radio Network, Surprise, NE Neil Rockstad – farmer near Ada,…
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May 12, 2022 0

FSA Encourages Farmers & Other Motorists to Be Patient and Practice Safety as Spring Planting Gets Underway

Bemidji, MN — Now that temps have warmed, farmers will be in the field in full force once it is dry enough to do so. And with planting already behind, it’ll be a mad rush to get the crop in once they are able to. Julie Kolodji with Farm Service Agency reminds motorists who will…
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May 9, 2022 0

Farm Bureau Offering Youth Safety Vests to Increase Visibility Around the Farm

Minnesota — Throughout the entire farm season, there is always machinery moving in and out of buildings and trucks going in and out of the yard. With all that commotion, it can be dangerous for small children who are wondering around and not always paying attention. As part of the Minnesota Young Farmers and Ranchers…
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May 5, 2022 0