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Cold snap damages wine grape crops in Minnesota, Wisconsin

May 27, 2016 MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Vintners in southern Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota are reeling from a weekend cold snap that ruined huge swaths of their grape. more »»

Sleepy Eye FFA atstate FFA convention

May 13, 2016 Fifty-eight Sleepy Eye FFA Members traveled to the University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus,where they participated in the 87th Annual Minnesota FFA State Convention. more »»

Pioneering ethanol plant shuts down in S.D.

May 6, 2016 ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — An ethanol plant in northern South Dakota, which was one of the first in the country, recently was shut down because the facility is outdated. more »»

Filings open for SWCD supervisor on May 17

April 29, 2016 Individuals concerned about water quality and soil erosion in Brown County should consider filing by May 31 to run for supervisor of the Brown Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD). more »»

Farmers start early on spring planting

April 29, 2016 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Many of Minnesota’s farmers are getting an early start on spring planting, taking advantage of warm weather in hopes of higher yields and an earlier harvest. The U.. more »»

Economy struggles at start of election year

April 29, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — It was not a great start for the U.S. economy. With consumers and businesses turning cautious, the U.S. more »»

AMPI dairy farmer-owners will meet March 21, 22

March 11, 2016 NEW ULM — Growing Midwest milk production and rising foodservice sector sales are among the performance highlights to be shared at the annual meeting of Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI). more »»

Register for 2016 Farm Camp Minnesota

March 11, 2016 Looking for a fun and educational day camp for your kids entering grades 3-6? Register today for the fifth annual “Farm Camp Minnesota. more »»

Sleepy Eye FFA celebrates National FFA Week

March 4, 2016 By Isabella Portner Sleepy Eye FFA Reporter From Feb. 19-26, FFA members across the nation celebrated National FFA Week. more »»

Hub Club presents scholarships at annual meeting

January 29, 2016 NEW?ULM — The New Ulm Farm-City Hub Club presented scholarships at its annual meeting on Jan. 25. more »»

CRP enrollment underway, ends Feb. 26

December 4, 2015 WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack reminds farmers and ranchers that the next general enrollment period for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) started Dec. 1, and ends on Feb. more »»

Sleepy Eye FFA holds crop show

November 20, 2015 The Sleepy Eye FFA Chapter held its annual Crops Show/Greenhand/Parents Night Program on Monday, Nov. 9. more »»

Sleepy Eye FFA competes at National FFA Convention

November 6, 2015 Editor’s Note: Article submitted by Sleepy Eye FFA advisor More than 64,000 student leaders swarmed in Louisville, Ky., at the 88th National FFA Convention in late October. more »»

’16 farmland rentals addressed in workshops

October 30, 2015 ST. PAUL, Minn. — Average corn and soybean budgets for cash-rented farmland will be unprofitable, according to projections based on currently available input costs and market prices for 2016. more »»

New Ulm FFA members exhibit, win honors at Minnesota State Fair

September 25, 2015 NEW ULM — New Ulm FFA had 13 members exhibit at the Minnesota State Fair FFA Livestock Show, Sept 2-4. more »»

Sleepy Eye FFA member attends Ag Ed Immersion Camp

September 4, 2015 MINNETONKA — Twelve high school students from across Minnesota, including Harley Braun of Sleepy Eye, took part in a three-day Agricultural Education Immersion Camp to determine if the career is... more »»

Nicollet County Fair 4-H results

August 14, 2015 ST. PETER — The 2015 Nicollet County Fair has been completed. Here is a list of 4-Hers who received honors. Dairy – Overall Champion - Matt Seitzer - Norseland; Res. more »»

Some Midwest farmers' crops falter in record rains

August 7, 2015 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Weeks of record rainfalls drenched Don Lamb's cornfields this summer, drowning some plants and leaving others yellowed, 2 feet tall and capable of producing little, if any, grai. more »»

Brown SWCD provides buffer legislation update

August 7, 2015 SLEEPY EYE — In June of this year, Governor Mark Dayton signed into law a new buffer initiative aimed at enhancing protection of Minnesota’s waters. more »»



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