PLAINVIEW, Minn. – “I didn’t come here to tell you how to farm, I just want to show you some of what we’re doing,” said Jay Fuhrer, Natural Resources Conservation Service conservationist in Bismarck, N.D.

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MINNEAPOLIS – Producers had lots of questions following a panel on the veterinary feed directive rule Jan. 19 at Minnesota Pork Congress in Minneapolis. The rule, which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2017, will require livestock producers to have a VFD in place before feeding medicated feed. Panelists Paul Ruen, Laura Bruner and Peter Davies did their best to answer farmer concerns. Read more

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LA CROSSE, Wis. – America’s largest gathering of organic and sustainable folks, the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service Organic Farming Conference, is set to take place in La Crosse, Wis., at the end of the month, but Lauren Langworthy, who manages the conference, wants to make sure all know they are welcome. Read more

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DES MOINES  — Iowa Beef Expo activites begin Feb. 13 and continue through Feb. 21 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. For more information visit or telephone (515) 966-0075. Read more

ZUMBRO FALLS, Minn. — Dori Klein draws her energy to do day camps from the children who attend the camps."They get so excited," she said. "Their eyes just light up around the animals."

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DES MOINES – A new website,,  is available to help Iowa residents learn their city’s ordinances related to beekeeping. is believed to be the first searchable bee law website in the nation.

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MADISON, Wis. — A labor of love is how Corey Geiger, Hoard's Dairyman managing editor, describes his efforts as co-editor of “We Need a Show,” the limited edition commemorative book that reminisces about the 50-year history of World Dairy Expo. The international dairy show's 50th anniversary will be celebrated in 2016.

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