Tom Meersman

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

Recent content from Tom Meersman

Regulators approve $160 million Enbridge Energy pipeline upgrade

Enbridge Energy plans to add pumping stations to boost the capacity of the line across northern Minnesota.

Updated: August 29, 2014, - 12:21 AM

Weed blaster shows promise as alternative to herbicides

The method, gaining attention from organic farmers, uses corncob grit instead of chemicals to protect crops.

Updated: August 25, 2014, - 04:42 AM

Aug. 2: Herbicide-resistant 'superweeds' emerge to challenge farmers

Weeds that won’t succumb to mainstream herbicides are a rising concern nationally, especially in cotton, corn and soybean country, and the largest agribusinesses are racing to propose solutions.

Updated: August 24, 2014, - 08:14 PM

Minnesota's wild rice harvest delayed into September

Just about every crop in Minnesota is a week or two behind schedule this year because of the late spring. That includes Minnesota’s official state grain

Updated: August 22, 2014, - 11:34 PM

Authorities identify victims killed in south Minneapolis shooting, stabbing

The unrelated incidents occurred within hours of one other in south Minneapolis.

Updated: August 17, 2014, - 06:34 AM

Grasslands conversion may increase water pollution in SE Minnesota

A new study predicts that changes in crops grown in southeastern Minnesota will jeopardize drinking water

Updated: July 18, 2014, - 09:02 PM

General Mills' new granolas offer gluten-free, high-protein options

General Mills is targeting healthy-lifestyle consumers with alternate sources of protein and non-GMO organic products.

Updated: July 13, 2014, - 07:11 AM

Railroad backlog endangers stored grain

Farmers and grain dealers are concerned that millions of bushels of corn, wheat and soybeans from last year have not...

Updated: July 12, 2014, - 04:47 PM

General Mills' lineup: More protein and less gluten

Hoping to tap demand, it introduces 150 new products.

Updated: July 08, 2014, - 05:28 AM

Grain shipments still on hold as railroads struggle to keep up

Rail companies have made initial progress toward reducing backlogs and delays, but large amounts of grain are still waiting at country elevators.

Updated: July 03, 2014, - 09:06 PM

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