Tom Meersman

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

Recent content from Tom Meersman

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

Waterlogged fields wash out corn, soybean crops

Most of Minnesota's crops are in the ground but 35 percent of the corn and 41 percent of soybeans are in very poor, poor or fair condition.

Updated: July 01, 2014, - 06:14 AM

Pig virus pushes pork prices up

The pig disease is not harmful to humans or other animals, but it’s causing significant losses in the swine industry.

Updated: June 28, 2014, - 05:13 PM

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