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BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The BWCA: Memories of a special place of pure, natural beauty
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Spring is here, and open water isn't too far behind
Catch-and-release walleye season for Mille Lacs Lake again this year
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July 9, 2010
Peterson starts early on farm bill
Agriculture is one of the first major program areas to cut the federal deficit, says U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson. Peterson, chairman of the U.S....
July 9, 2010 - 12:00am
March 5, 2010
Thief River Falls-area dairy admits to odor errors
March 5, 2010 - 12:00am
February 17, 2010
Peterson warns of possible farm support changes
MARSHALL, Minn. -- U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson warned that agriculture needs to be ready for major changes to farm support programs as the country comes to grip with the current financial situation. Peterson, chairman of the U.S.
February 17, 2010 - 12:00am
December 18, 2009
Federal dairy assistance totals $290 million
Financially strapped dairy farmers can draw on a new $290 million assistance program, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Thursday. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is implementing the Dairy Economic Loss Assistance Payment -- DELAP -- program has provided under the...
December 18, 2009 - 12:00am
August 25, 2009
Video from Lake Itasca Pioneer Farmers Show
Watch David Quam's video report on the Lake Itasca Pioneer Farmers Show held last weekend.
August 25, 2009 - 8:08am
August 1, 2009
Dairy farmers get price support help
Dairy farmers slogging through their worse price depression in decades soon will get price support help from Washington. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Friday an immediate boost to the dairy price support program that will add $243 million to the safety net for...
August 1, 2009 - 12:00am
Bioenergy Park to be developed on former Ainsworth plant site
Mary Eaton and Robin Larson of The Idea Circle Inc., announced Tuesday they have purchased the former Ainsworth Engineered LLC site east of Bemidji to develop a Bioenergy Park. "We closed the deal at 3:01 p.m.," Eaton said. "We've been working with the folks in Vancouver (British...
July 1, 2009 - 12:00am
June 26, 2009
Minnesota farmers oppose clean energy, clean water bills
Neither clean energy nor clean water legislation win support from Minnesota farmers. The U.S. House is slated to consider today the American Clean Energy and Security Act which establishes a cap and trade system for reducing carbon emissions. U.S. House Agriculture Committee Chairman...
June 26, 2009 - 12:00am
June 21, 2009
Bemidji Woolen Mills: Manufacturing unit to move back downtown
A family textile production company that originated in 1920 in downtown Bemidji will return to its roots. The Bemidji Woolen Mills, which expanded...
June 21, 2009 - 12:00am
June 16, 2009
Agriculture gets ready for unallotment process
State funding for agriculture programs took a jolt from the 2009 Legislature, and ag officials hope pending unallotment by Gov. Tim Pawlenty doesn't go much deeper. The $75 million given to the state Department of Agriculture amounts to more than an 8 percent cut, with funding shifted...
June 16, 2009 - 12:00am
June 14, 2009
Breakfast on the Farm highlights importance of agriculture
SHEVLIN -- Anyone who eats has a vested interest in agriculture, says the head of the state's largest farm organization. People who aren't in...
June 14, 2009 - 12:00am
May 31, 2009
Otter Tail to build new N.D. wind farm
Otter Tail Power Company, a division of Otter Tail Corporation, has announced it will build a wind farm near Lake Ashtabula in N.D. Construction will commence in late May on the 49.5 megawatt wind farm and related infrastructure. The company anticipates that the project will be operational...
May 31, 2009 - 12:00am
May 28, 2009
Farmers affected by floods, weather can receive loans
ST. PAUL -- Low-interest loans are available to farmers affected by floods and other severe weather in 28 Minnesota counties. The Minnesota Rural Finance Authority announced the loan availability Wednesday, following a presidential disaster declaration in April. Weather-related...
May 28, 2009 - 12:00am
May 24, 2009
USDA offers Organic Initiative
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is advising organic farmers and farmers transitioning to organic to act swiftly to benefit from a new Organic Initiative offered by the United States Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service. More than $1.75 million...
May 24, 2009 - 12:00am
Dairy export subsidies help Minnesota farmers
U.S. actions to bolster sagging export markets for dairy products should help Minnesota dairy farmers, Minnesota lawmakers say. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Friday he would enable a program to purchase dairy products from the market and provide them to food shelf...
May 24, 2009 - 12:00am