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May 25, 2012 Since 2007, commodity prices have had great price volatility. This volatility increases a farmer’s exposure to risk and may provide fewer opportunities to market for a profit. more »»

Flies drive me crazy

May 25, 2012 There were so many flies in the milking parlor the other night, it felt like we could have been carried away to the great fly colony on a dung pile. Seriously. more »»

Organic Field Day July 11 at Lamberton

May 25, 2012 LAMBERTON — The University of Minnesota Southwest Research and Outreach Center’s annual Organic Field Day will be held Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at Lamberton from 7:30 am to 4 p.m. more »»

Corn prices in three parts

May 18, 2012 Corn prices have recently moved in three distinct patterns. These include the patterns for new crop futures, old crop futures, and old crop cash prices. December 2012 futures reached a high of $. more »»

For Joey

May 18, 2012 I have been waiting for this moment since the day you hopped on the bus heading to St. Anthony’s School for your inaugural day of kindergarten. more »»

Reducing pesticide exposure

May 11, 2012 We are in the middle of the 2012 planting season with most of the corn planted and quite a few soybeans to go. more »»

Smart is a ton of fun

May 11, 2012 Just when I needed a bit of excitement in my life, one odd incident turned my world into one, big happy adventure that still makes me smile.. Let me start at the beginning. more »»

Area farms receive Century Farm recognition

May 11, 2012 The Minnesota State Fair and the Minnesota Farm Bureau recognize 144 Minnesota farms as 2012 Century Farms. more »»

Life is about relationships: supervisor-employee included

May 4, 2012 (By Dr. Bob Milligan, LearningEdge and Dairy Strategies, LLC. more »»

Knowledge and safety go hand-in-hand on the farm

May 4, 2012 Chalk one up for common sense. That’s not such an easy task when I refer to governmental pen pushers. I know. I kno. more »»

Earth Day, 2012 – farmers are doing their part

April 27, 2012 Each year, Earth Day – April 22- marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. more »»

Dairy farming, it’s a ‘way’ of life

April 27, 2012 I never used to believe that owning and working on a dairy farm led to a certain type of lifestyle. That is, until Steve and I celebrated our 19th wedding anniversary this past Tuesday. more »»

2012 growing season just beginning

April 13, 2012 What a difference a year makes. Last spring we were worried about planting into cold, wet soils. more »»

Living with inspiration

April 13, 2012 I was suffering from a bit of writer’s block Wednesday morning. No matter how hard I tried, everything I typed into the computer seemed silly and uninteresting. No worries. more »»

Don’t forget the little things we do

April 6, 2012 There are a ton of things happening on the farm each and every day. I have but only scratched the surface on most of our trials, tribulations and successe. more »»

Four Important Things

April 6, 2012 Since farming is a part of a “system,” like any business, and is unique and complicated, the farmers enrolled in the Farm Business Management Program work to simplify the complicate. more »»

Spring 2012 - how early is too early?

March 30, 2012 Spring came early this year. During March, several all-time record temperatures have been set in Minnesota and Iowa. more »»

Stepping aside

March 30, 2012 Sometimes a person has to push a personal goal aside in order for another person to reach his or her goal. more »»

National Ag Week: Some facts and figures

March 16, 2012 National Ag Week was recently celebrated from March 4-10. National Ag Day was celebrated March 8. more »»

Sawdust bedding isn’t always the best

March 16, 2012 By Kerry Hoffman I know the bedding pack barn works wonders for our cows. I have also learned through the years that it causes problems in other areas on the farm. more »»



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