MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Farm Bureau members are sending hope to South Dakota ranchers. Members in Minnesota raised nearly $14,000 for the South Dakota Farm Bureau Cares fund during the Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation Auction on Nov. 22. The fund was set up to help ranch families harmed by the early October blizzard.
ROCHESTER, Minn. – A University of Missouri professor offered his economic outlook for agriculture at last week\'s Cooperative Network annual meeting. Scott Brown, a research assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Missouri–Columbia, said it\'s tough to be in the business of looking ahead.
MINNEAPOLIS – Even with implementation of best management practices, nitrogen levels continued to creep upward in the Chippewa River Watershed. By analyzing their wealth of data, the idea for the Chippewa 10 Percent Project was born.
MINNEAPOLIS – There are opportunities for agribusiness to move continuous living cover forward. Rob Myers, a Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture endowed chair, has been evaluating the business opportunities for business services related to cover crop seeding and management.
MINNEAPOLIS — National farm policy watchers from both Farm Bureau and Farmers Union are optimistic a farm bill will pass in 2013.
State legislative were discussed at the Minnesota Farmers Union and Minnesota Farm Bureau conventions.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — A Stearns County dairy farmer talked his way to a trip to San Antonio. Lucas Sjostrom, who farms with his wife, Alise, and her parents, Jerry and Linda Jennissen, on Jer–Lindy Farm near Brooten, won the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers and Ranchers Discussion Meet on Nov. 23. He will next compete at the American Farm Bureau Federation\'s annual meeting in San Antonio Jan. 11–15.
MINNEAPOLIS – An Ogilvie couple wrapped up their Farmers Union Enterprise Couples\' Program with a report to the convention on Nov. 24. Peter and Stacy Ripka started the program in July 2012,
GOODHUE, Minn. — A Goodhue County Farm Bureau member is bound for San Antonio after winning an Excellence in Agriculture Award. Morgan Allen, who farms with her husband, Keith, near Kenyon, won the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers and Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture award on Nov. 23.
MINNEAPOLIS — The Kerkhoven–Murdock–Sunburg FFA adviser was honored for her work by Minnesota Farmers Union.
FRANKLIN, Minn. — Renville County farmers Joe and April Sullivan won the Young Farmers and Ranchers Achievement Award.