Tom Meersman

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

Recent content from Tom Meersman

Rail delays cause taconite backup

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

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

New programs aim to lower financial risks for farmers

Federal programs give crop farmers more options to lower their economic risks.

Updated: September 25, 2014, - 09:40 PM

Buffalo Wild Wings may sponsor different bowl game

Buffalo Wild Wings is expected to sponsor and receive naming rights to a major college football bowl — the former Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Florida — according to ESPN.

Updated: September 23, 2014, - 08:30 PM

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

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