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Agribusiness

Kalispell man grows 400 apple varieties in small orchard

KALISPELL, Mont. — This apple is not your everyday supermarket fruit. Its skin is a yellow wash with splashes of carmine down the sides and a streak of russet near the stem, and it hangs boldly juxtaposed against its leafy backdrop. This diminutive fruit is perfectly shaped and easily ...

New Ulm elementary students attend field day at U of M SWROC

LAMBERTON — Elementary students from Jefferson Elementary and St. Paul’s Lutheran School spent a day learning about farm and electrical safety, composting and plant growth, pollinators, and the food supply at the University of Minnesota Southwest Research and Outreach Center near Lamberton ...

3 represent Brown County at state horse show

Three youth represented Brown County at the state 4H horse show Sept 17-19 at Lee Warner Coliseum at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds: from left, Andrew Hellendrung, Chloe Groe and Caidence Kucera, all members of the Golden Rose Riders 4H Club. Andrew Hellendrung, showing in the 9th grade ...

MN Farmers Union holding Brown County convention Sept. 13

COMFREY — The Brown County chapter of the Minnesota Farmers Union will hold its annual convention on Monday, Sept. 13, at the Comfrey Bar & Grill. The social and meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Attendees can order from the menu. The main speaker will be Stu Lourey , Director of Government ...

Know where and when to apply fall nitrogen fertilizer

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is reminding farmers and commercial applicators that fall nitrogen fertilizer applications are restricted in some areas of the state. Under the MDA’s Groundwater Protection Rule, fall nitrogen fertilizer application is prohibited in ...

Reducing fire risk on the farm

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Farms present many fire risks, and especially during drought it is critical to pay attention to these risks and take steps to mitigate them. An awareness of potential fire hazards on your farm as well as a plan to address them are key components in protecting your farm and ...