Tom Meersman

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

Recent content from Tom Meersman

Obituary: Elinor Scott-Sutter inspired thousands with return to Boston Marathon

When Elinor Scott-Sutter qualified to run in the Boston Marathon in 2013, it was a dream come true.But then two...

Updated: September 16, 2014, - 06:51 PM

Hmong farmers in Dakota County are business pioneers

Hmong American Farmers Association offers land for those who may not be able to buy.

Updated: September 12, 2014, - 08:58 PM

Railroads still struggle to move freight, despite federal warnings

Farmers and grain shippers are increasingly worried about where they’ll put millions of bushels of Minnesota-grown corn and soybeans because the rail system is far behind.

Updated: September 04, 2014, - 11:26 AM

Falling corn prices threaten Minnesota ag economy

Corn is selling for half of what it did two years ago, which could hurt farm-related businesses.

Updated: September 03, 2014, - 04:51 PM

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

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