Tom Meersman

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

Recent content from Tom Meersman

China gives thumbs up to Syngenta's biotech corn

The country’s refusal led Cargill and others in the industry to sue the Swiss seed maker.

Updated: December 18, 2014, - 09:12 PM

Rail service smoother for farmers

A survey of grain handlers is giving railroads higher marks.

Updated: December 13, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Wisconsin researchers have new corn variety

University of Wisconsin researchers have developed a new variety of organic corn called “Who Gets Kissed?”The sweet corn was named...

Updated: December 09, 2014, - 09:33 PM

Shipping slowdown ripples into the Midwest

West Coast slowdown adds to rail and barge shipping woes for producers, retailers.

Updated: December 05, 2014, - 08:00 PM

High earnings, ambitious future for CHS co-op

Annual meeting of nation’s largest farmer-owned co-op attracts 2,300 members.

Updated: December 05, 2014, - 07:10 PM

Strong crops, weak prices for Minnesota farmers

Minnesota corn and soybean growers will struggle to break even this year.

Updated: November 30, 2014, - 02:00 PM

It's likely a Minnesota turkey on Thanksgiving table

And you can thank Wisconsin for your table’s cranberries.

Updated: November 26, 2014, - 08:58 AM

Canadian Pacific and BNSF get poor marks for service

In the annual survey of shippers, CP finished last, BNSF was sixth among seven railroads.

Updated: November 21, 2014, - 08:49 PM

Rail congestion sends more grain to market on river barges

With the recent rail disruptions, Minnesota farmers are turning back to the river for transportation.

Updated: November 16, 2014, - 02:00 PM

High-tech feeders free dairy farmers

Dairies are using automated feeders to improve calf health and reduce labor.

Updated: November 08, 2014, - 04:41 PM

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