Tom Meersman

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

Recent content from Tom Meersman

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

June 24: Climate change could burn agriculture economy

A report on climate change endorsed by business leaders says farming and other sectors face big risks in coming years.

Updated: June 24, 2014, - 10:56 PM

June 20: Minn. farmers get a propane warning

Corn growers are being advised to plan ahead to avoid propane shortages like last year’s.

Updated: June 20, 2014, - 08:56 PM

Minnesota farmers await dry weather

Nearly a week of heavy rain has saturated soils and destroyed crops, especially in southwestern Minnesota.

Updated: June 19, 2014, - 11:25 PM

Mankato, southern Minnesota farmland waterlogged

Floodwaters and mudslides forced the closure of streets and highways in and near Mankato, and 40 percent of the crops in southwestern Rock County have been lost to flooding.

Updated: June 19, 2014, - 05:56 AM

Obituary: Gregory Henderson, 62, consultant and University of St. Thomas teacher

Gregory Henderson was many things to many people during his 40-year career: business executive, consultant, coach and teacher at the...

Updated: June 16, 2014, - 07:53 PM

Latinos learning to farm Minn.-style

Latinos who dream of becoming farm owners are forming co-ops and getting business training.

Updated: June 08, 2014, - 07:03 PM

Conservation Reserve Program sign-ups begin June 9

Sign-ups for the program to curb erosion and restore wetlands and wildlife habitat will resume in Minnesota Monday.

Updated: June 06, 2014, - 08:52 PM

Universal Cooperatives, an Eagan-based farm supply co-op, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Eagan-based Universal plans to sell off various businesses, including assets of three subsidiaries.

Updated: May 30, 2014, - 09:23 PM

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