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Agribusiness

US gives Florida wider authority over wetland development

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The federal government granted Florida’s request for wider authority over wetland development, a move announced Thursday that came under immediate fire by environmentalist who worry that the country’s largest network of wetlands could be at risk of being further ...

Sleepy Eye FFA Poultry and Milk Quality Teams win Regions

SLEEPY EYE — On NOV. 18-19, the Sleepy Eye FFA Chapter competed in the Poultry and Milk Quality Career Development Events or CDE’s. A CDE is an opportunity for students to learn about a certain aspect of agriculture and compete in competitions to demonstrate their knowledge. The Sleepy ...

Strategic Farming 2021: Let’s Talk Crops

WORTHINGTON — Pull up a chair and join in or bring the conversation with you as you go about your day. Whatever works best for you, we hope you will join us this winter to discuss some of the key issues and questions around crop production facing Minnesota corn and soybean farmers today. ...

Early snowstorm fails to derail strong harvest

Despite an early snowfall, local farmers are still feeling confident that when all is said and done, a 2020 harvest that ranks among the most productive in recent years will still be strong. Tuesday saw an unseasonably early snowfall, with roughly a half-foot of snow dumped on the region. In ...

Washington state farmers adapt to pandemic with online sales

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — Some farms in Washington state are turning to online sales to adapt to business challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Many small farms in Skagit County, including Farias Farm, started selling their produce online after coronavirus restrictions left fewer ...

Milford 4-H Club holds election; 21 officers elected at meeting

NEW ULM — During National 4-H Week, October 4-10, the Milford 4-H Club announced the 2020-21 officers elected at the September 4-H meeting. Prior to the meeting and elections, the club did yard work at the Milford Monument in Milford Township. Members elected to an office include: President ...