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December 2014

Agricultural land values faring better than commodity prices

Meat prices tough to chew on

Livin’ off the land

What do I need to do this winter?

Managing crop input costs

A farm fall ‘to do’ list

Unusual rock found in Dassel Township field

Tips on planning a winter garden

Coyote populations are increasing, but problems with them are not, according to DNR

Sylvan Cemetery near Howard Lake started next to a Quaker church

Waverly’s Glessing elected Farm Bureau vice president; Bakeberg wins achievement award

Area farms named 2014 Farm Families

October 2014

Once an icon of rural architecture, many concrete silos are being removed or repurposed

Waverly farmer’s corn heads to Minnesota State Fair each year

What should farm rent be for 2015?

Changes in Minnesota minimum wage laws and what it means for agriculture

Barton farm in Silver Lake honored for 150 years of family ownership

Department of Public Safety announces relaxed laws for farm vehicles

From farm to table: Area farmers work to supply an increasing demand for locally grown food

Soil compaction and lack of nitrogen take toll on corn crop

Swedish Lutheran Cemetery is located south of Lester Prairie

Agricultural innovation includes manure management

You don’t have to rake all those leaves

Area students aim for farm-focused careers

Largest Minnesota solar energy project planned for local land

August 2014

Federal Crop Insurance questions answered

Local farmers experience delayed planting, drowned fields due to record rainfall

Wet spring and early summer may not be so bad for area seed corn crop

Decisions, decisions

Farmers persevere in spite of floods, bugs

Row crops are susceptible to soil erosion

Tough year for farmers with all the rain

Ag land ‘prevented planting’ status still an unknown

Heavy rains limit liquid manure storage

Storm season and vegetable gardens

Managing non-planted acres

Man sentenced in Winsted Farmers Elevator felony theft case

Hollywood Plow Day set for Saturday, Sept. 6

The wettest month in Minnesota’s history

Horsch homestead has 150-year history

Light farm in Watertown Twp. celebrates 150 years of family ownership

German farmer visits area farms and dealerships

June 2014

Wright Co. Breakfast on the Farm set for Saturday, June 21 at new location

Value of foliar fungicides for corn production

Hay price and shortage is causing difficulty for farmers

Three cheers for June Dairy Month in Wright, McLeod, Carver counties

Rural Minnesota is dotted with cemeteries; history abounds

Control of wild parsnip will require more landowner participation

Consider animal lot compliance before purchasing a property

Princess Kay finalists include Carver, Meeker County girls

Taking agriculture to the city

Common cucumber diseases

Beef, pork prices are among highest seen in decades

Horse virus interrupts the daily lives of horse owners in MN

April 2014

The future of farming: professor predicts what’s ahead for dairy producers

Dassel farmer represents the pork industry on state, national level

Cropland rental rates continue to rise in local counties

Landlords and renters; deciding on rent amount

Tips for good stands this spring

Land application of manure record-keeping focus increases in 2014

Local turkey farmer says propane shortage in Midwest could have devastated food supply

Calf barn ventilation: How’s your system doing?

Farm Bureau offers services and benefits to all members

Townships are oldest form of government in Minnesota

Advances in today’s agriculture industry

Road construction plans this summer

February 2014

University’s ag school provided a high school education to farm kids

Schoolhouse to home in four years

How to protect your septic system from freezing temps

Carver County Dairy Expo Mon., Feb. 17

Simplify, commit, and be prepared

Belt-tightening is back

Farm Bureau launches new online century and sesquicentennial farm list

Crop plot project yields success for Watertown-Mayer FFA

Ericksons named Wright Co. conservationists of the year

Program available for manure storage basin closing

Diapause in creatures

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