Category: Farm News

Tour of the High-Tech 10,000 Head Waukon Dairy Facility

Waukon Township, MN — This past week the Waukon Dairy, located along Highway 200 east of Gary and Twin Valley, invited R & J Broadcasting Inc for a tour of their new 10,500 head dairy facility. The dairy has been milking cows since June and was at full capacity a few months after that and…
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October 31, 2022 0

American Crystal Wraps Up Very Successful 2022 Sugarbeet Campaign Potentially Record Harvest

Hillsboro, ND — The American Crystal Sugarbeet campaign officially wrapped on Sunday, bringing in a record 12.1 million tons of excellent quality sugar beets that will now make its way to the factories for processing. Joe Hastings, General Agronomist with American Crystal Sugar, says they averaged around 26 tons an acre and a sugar content…
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October 25, 2022 0

UMN Extension Hosts “Essentials for the Cattle Owner with a Day Job” Webinar Series

Minnesota — Is cattle farming a hobby or not your main source of income? The University of Minnesota Extension is excited to host a three-part webinar series titled: Essentials for the cattle owner with a day job. Zoom meetings will be held on Thursday, November 3, 10 and 17 from 8 to 9 p.m. CST.…
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October 24, 2022 0

UMN Extension Hosting Land Rent Meetings in Polk & Norman County

McIntosh, MN. (10/1/2022)— Landlords, Farmers, Agri-Business Professionals should make plans to attend one of the informative meetings being held across Minnesota. These free meetings are being provided by the University of Minnesota Extension. Farmland rental rates are the largest input cost the farmer has. Determining a fair farm rent agreement is a challenge in today’s…
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October 20, 2022 0

American Crystal Sugarbeet Harvest 85% Complete

Hillsboro, ND — It’s the final push for the 2022 American Crystal Sugar Beet Harvest. As of Thursday, October 13th, American Crystal is approximately 85% complete with the harvest in the Red River Valley. Many farms are wrapping up or in their final fields and some piling stations are beginning to adjust hours. There have…
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October 13, 2022 0

Clearwater County FSA Update

Bagley, MN — The deadline to report fall seeded crops is fast approaching. Nathan Peterson of the Clearwater County FSA Office says the deadline to report is November 15th. However, Peterson says this only pertains to crops that will be harvested, and not cover crops. And Peterson also provided an update on the ARC/PLC program.…
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October 10, 2022 0

New FSA Fiscal Year Begins October 1st

Bagley, MN — Monday, October 1st is the start of the new fiscal year for the USDA Farm Service Agency and that means payments for various programs could be triggered. Nathan Peterson, Clearwater County FSA Executive Director, reminds producers to make sure their bank accounts are up to date if they are anticipating a payment.…
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September 30, 2022 0

Be Patient & Share the Roads as Beet Harvest Gets Underway

Ada, MN — While the opening date for the sugar beet harvest has been delayed, when it does get rolling motorists can expect busy roadways with increased truck traffic. All the increased activity will mean more calls into the Norman County Sheriff’s Office. Norman County Sheriff Jeremy Thornton says generally during the sugarbeet season they…
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September 30, 2022 0

Red River Valley Sugar Beet Harvest to Get Underway Saturday at Midnight

East Grand Forks, MN — The full campaign of the American Crystal Sugarbeet harvest will get underway this Saturday, October 1st at midnight and area growers along the Red River Valley are anxious and excited to get it underway. Producers are probably most excited about the crop itself as some timely rains and warm temps…
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September 28, 2022 0

R & J Johnson Farms Providing On-Farm Education to Moorhead Elementary Students

Glyndon, MN — At R & J Johnson Farms near Glyndon, they’re no stranger to bringing guests to the farm to promote agriculture. In fact, they even hosted former Vice President Mike Pence back in May of 2019. But this Thursday, they are continuing a tradition of bringing elementary students from Moorhead onto the farm…
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September 13, 2022 0