Tom Meersman

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

Recent content from Tom Meersman

Rail congestion sends more grain to market on river barges

With the recent rail disruptions, Minnesota farmers are turning back to the river for transportation.

Updated: November 16, 2014, - 02:00 PM

High-tech feeders free dairy farmers

Dairies are using automated feeders to improve calf health and reduce labor.

Updated: November 08, 2014, - 04:41 PM

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

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