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Agribusiness

Small Minnesota farmers challenge conventional agriculture

SEBEKA (AP) — It’s hard to see how anyone could coax anything green from this sandy patch of Minnesota soil. But Kathy Connell can. Most of the vegetables have already been harvested from her vast garden, but a few plump watermelons and cucumbers still peek out from beneath the ...

Tagged to teach ag

Thursday, Sept. 17, was National Teach Ag Day, which is celebrated across the nation to recognize the agricultural education profession. Mrs. Hoffmann, and Mr. and Mrs. Manderfeld are always encouraging their students to explore careers in agriculture, one of those being an Ag. Teacher! They ...

U.S. net farm income forecast to rise 23 percent

Total net farm income in the United States is forecast to increase by 23 percent in 2020 despite a small decrease in total farm cash receipts. The main reasons for the projected increase in net farm income — NFI is a broad measure of farm profits — are a significant increase in government ...

Smithfield Foods pork plant faces OSHA fine from outbreak

By STEPHEN GROVES Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Federal regulators said Thursday they have cited Smithfield Foods for failing to protect employees from exposure to the coronavirus at the company's Sioux Falls plant, an early hot spot for virus infections that hobbled American ...

Farm-City Hub Club supports youth leadership

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Farm City Hub Club made major donations toward area 4-H and FFA programs recently. When county 4-H livestock showcases were scheduled to replace county fairs that had been cancelled, the Hub Club learned that the county 4-H federations would not only lose their major ...