Tom Meersman

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

Recent content from Tom Meersman

Propane shippers shift from pipelines to rail

CHS is adding and expanding terminals to fill pipeline void.

Updated: October 31, 2014, - 08:40 PM

Obituary: U regent, Cargill executive David M. Larson had passion for business, education

David Larson was passionate about business and education, and a successful leader in both fields.He spent his entire career at...

Updated: October 28, 2014, - 08:14 PM

New reports on backlogs bring renewed criticism of railroads

Critics say they prove oil favoritism; railroads say numbers are misleading.

Updated: October 24, 2014, - 12:27 AM

Hmong American Farmers Association gets $70,000 grant

The 155-acre farm in Dakota County will be improved with money from farm credit groups.

Updated: October 23, 2014, - 03:36 PM

New combination herbicide for crops gains federal approval

But Minnesota farmers likely will have to wait to use Dow’s combination herbicide.

Updated: October 22, 2014, - 08:51 PM

Hog farms wage high-stakes fight to stop epidemic killing piglets

Two new experimental vaccines are available for sows, and pig farmers are ratcheting up biosecurity strategies, including high-tech truck washes that “bake” vehicles at high temperatures to kill the virus and prevent its spread.

Updated: October 18, 2014, - 07:03 PM

Syngenta's GMO product dispute widens as farmers file class-action lawsuits

They’re seeking damages because China won’t accept Syngenta’s GMO corn.

Updated: October 11, 2014, - 05:01 PM

More farmers seeking storage are turning to grain bags

The bags cost a fraction of what it would cost to build new steel bins for storage.

Updated: October 04, 2014, - 04:37 PM

Sugar beet industry ready for harvest

Even with labor shortages, growers and companies say they’ll be prepared.

Updated: September 30, 2014, - 08:55 PM

Rail delays cause taconite backup

Minnesota companies race against time to increase taconite shipments before winter.

Updated: September 28, 2014, - 09:21 PM

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