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Agribusiness

Mary Hoffmann chairs National Council for Agricultural Education

INDIANAPOLIS — Mary Hoffmann, Sleepy Eye Ag. Teacher and FFA Advisor, attended the National Team Ag. Ed. Inservice in Indianapolis, Indiana Jan. 24-26. Hoffmann has been on The National Council for Agricultural Education board since 2020 as the National Association for Agricultural ...

Air Force opposes Chinese-owned corn plant

The U.S. Air Force has told North Dakota leaders that it believes a Chinese company’s plans to build a wet corn milling plant near its Grand Forks base poses a “significant threat to national security,” prompting city officials to say they’ll move to stop a project once touted as an ...

Highway 14 Crops, Livestock, and Soil Innovation event Feb. 22

SLEEPY EYE — The Brown Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is partnering with other area SWCDs and organizations to host its second annual Highway 14 Crops, Livestock, and Soil Innovation Conference (CLASIC) Tour stop Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the Sleepy Eye Event Center. Registration ...

Century and Sesquicentennial Farm applications available

ST. PAUL – Applications are now open for the Minnesota Farm Bureau Sesquicentennial Farm program, honoring Minnesota families that have owned their farms for at least 150 years. The deadline to apply is March 6, 2023. To qualify, the farm must: • Be at least 150 years old this year ...

Pumping Mississippi River water west: solution or dream?

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Waves of torrential rainfall drenched California into the new year. Snowpacks in the Sierra Nevada Mountains have swelled to more than 200% their normal size, and snowfall across the rest of the Colorado River Basin is trending above average, too. While the much-needed ...