Tom Meersman

Reporter | Agriculture
Phone: 612-673-7388
Tom Meersman covers farmers and farming.

Recent content from Tom Meersman

Weather may help farmers get an early start to planting season

A snow-sparse winter and recent mild temperatures may give Minnesota farmers a head start on planting this spring, which could improve crop yields at a time when prices remain low.

Updated: March 22, 2015, - 11:01 PM

Organic dairy farming struggles to keep up with demand

A burgeoning market has left processors struggling to catch up and raised prices for organic dairy producers.

Updated: March 21, 2015, - 05:33 PM

Cargill's Vorwerk makes case for ending Cuba embargo

A trade mission with 95 agriculture leaders from 12 states visited Cuba earlier this month. Many were members of the...

Updated: March 21, 2015, - 05:15 PM

Obituary: WCCO radio personality Dick Chapman dies at 84

Dick Chapman met governors, movie stars and authors, but his most cherished memento was a note written in crayon on...

Updated: March 12, 2015, - 10:25 PM

Ag leaders connect with Cuba

Cargill-organized delegation travels to Communist nation to explore trade opportunities.

Updated: February 27, 2015, - 08:23 PM

Ag grads are finding a bumper crop of job opportunities

University of Minnesota majors in agricultural sciences or agricultural business don’t need to worry about jobs after graduating. Companies large and small are eager to hire them.

Updated: February 25, 2015, - 10:31 PM

Farmland prices softening in Minnesota

Several years of double-digit price increases have come to an end — and it may stay that way, experts say.

Updated: February 19, 2015, - 01:52 PM

Rail strike between Canadian Pacific, Teamsters moves to arbitration

Canadian Pacific, Teamsters halt two-day strike to start third-party negotiations.

Updated: February 17, 2015, - 11:43 AM

Minnesota sees modest crop results

Although many states set records in 2014 for corn and soybeans, Minnesota yields were limited by a short season.

Updated: January 12, 2015, - 09:04 PM

Quarterly profit up 56% for CHS

Driven by success in its energy business, CHS Inc. reported net income of $378 million for the first quarter of...

Updated: January 07, 2015, - 09:34 PM

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