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Agribusiness

2022 Nicollet County Pork Ambassador named

Just in time for the summer grilling season, the Nicollet County Pork Producers named Makayla Moline, daughter of Rob and Gail Moline of St. Peter, as its 2022 pork ambassador. The pork ambassador will help promote pork and the local pork industry. Moline is involved in the Nicollet County ...

ASA supports House’s biofuels agriculture legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A national soybean farmers association is endorsing recent legislation passed by the House of Representatives which includes biofuels and precision agriculture provisions Brad Doyle, president of the American Soybean Association and a soybean farmer from Arkansas, said: ...

Mexican government prodding its farmers to grow more food

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The corn has begun to sprout on the hillsides south of Mexico's capital, though it's unclear whether these shoots will have enough water to grow or whether the farmer will be able to afford the increasingly expensive fertilizer. What is known is that the government of ...

Minnesota Grown Retailer of the Year recipients announced

St. Paul, MN: Minnesota grocers recognized for promoting locally grown products and farms will be rewarded with the 2022 Retailer of the Year award from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s Minnesota Grown program, in conjunction with the Minnesota Grocers Association. “Grocers and ...

From field to tofu: More soybeans destined for kitchens

When farmer Keith Schrader plants his soybean fields near Nerstrand in southeast Minnesota this spring, he’ll be planting about 700 acres with a type that’s in high demand across the globe: food-grade soybeans. Food-grade soybeans are used for tofu, tempeh, edamame, soy sauce, soy drinks ...