Tom Meersman

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

Recent content from Tom Meersman

Roller-coaster year for state's dairy farmers

Churn on global markets could undercut farms, but the oversupply will likely benefit consumers.

Updated: December 29, 2014, - 06:01 AM

China approves biotech corn

Delay sparked lawsuits by Cargill, Midwest farmers.

Updated: December 22, 2014, - 08:48 PM

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

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