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Minnesota Edition for January 9, 2017

Minnesota Edition for January 9, 2017

MDA grants fund specialty crop projects

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has awarded $1 million in grant funding to specialty crop growers in the state to help them compete in today’s marketplace. Specialty crops include fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, and horticultural and nursery crops. I…(Read More)


Strengthen yields with new XtendiMax

DILWORTH, Minn. — Thunder Seed, a farmer-owned company focused on top genetic … (Read More)


Alt. practices under the buffer law

MANKATO, Minn. — Since its implementation in 2016, the “buffer law” has generated wide-spread discussions on how landowners can achieve compliance with the legislation. In the soybean growing areas of Minnesota, many landowners and local Soil and Water Conservati.. (Read More)


Fertilizer equipment providers join forces

WACONIA, Minn. — Since 1995 A.J. Sackett and Sons and Waconia Manufacturing have been linked as partners and leaders in providing engineering and equipment to the fertilizer industry. As of January 1st2017, the two Companies, under the same ownership, consolidated further by aligning t… (Read More)


Roberts again tapped to lead Ag Committee

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., has been tapped to lead the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry during the 115th Congress, continuing his efforts to put the concerns of farmers and ranchers first. “I am humbled to be chosen by the Senate R… (Read More)


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