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FARMING

Wagyu beef raised at Fellers Ranch is processed at the Conger Meat Market. The ranch and the meat market are less than 10 miles apart, but the company has been finding customers from far and wide.
A fire at the same farm on Christmas Eve 2020 caused the deaths of about 1,000 milking goats, 15 peacocks and a dog.
Farmer Angela Dawson is trying to help others overcome obstacles and make a living from the land.
The Cook Family Farm has the slogan of “AHH Little Slice of Heaven,” and the AHH stands for Alpacas, Horses and Hens. Kenna, Chloe, and Rocky — along with their parents, Christy and Jeremy — believe they have a little slice of heaven on earth.

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With two competing versions of the bill in the Legislature, the House and Senate will likely have to negotiate on a compromise in conference committee.
The Molnar family of Bemidji has been named Beltrami County’s “2021 Farm Family of the Year” by the University of Minnesota.
A heritage breed is a line of domestic animals that were bred by humans before the 1900s. Some of these breeds are centuries-old. These animals tend to be more indigenous to place than some of the industrial barn animals we see today.
In a grocery store, with aisles and aisles of cereal and tortilla chips and seemingly never-ending supplies of lobster and pork and beef and frozen chicken, it is easy to forget that food requires labor, resources, water, time and patience. Food doesn’t appear overnight
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is providing reimbursements for produce farmers who conducted water testing over the last three years.
BEMIDJI -- Incumbent Beltrami County Commissioners and their opponents in the 2020 election were questioned about their plans for helping farmers over the next few years on Wednesday.

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In 1917, Sylvester “Guy” Kimmes made his way from New York Mills, Minn., to Grant Valley Township of Beltrami County, where he purchased a 160-acre parcel of land, in the hopes of creating a farmstead for his family.
Apply by October 2 to shape policies that remove barriers to farming
ST. PAUL -- Palmer amaranth was first found in Minnesota in 2016. Since then, small infestations have been documented along with identified pathways.

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