Tom Meersman

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

Recent content from Tom Meersman

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

Clock is ticking for corn planting in northwest Minnesota

Rep. Collin Peterson seeks a break for northern Minnesota farms as a USDA deadline nears.

Updated: May 23, 2014, - 09:01 AM

Precision agriculture: GPS, robots, drones are new Minn. farmhands

New techniques incorporate GPS and digital mapping software linked to machines that apply just the right number of seeds and just the right concentrations of fertilizers and herbicide.

Updated: May 15, 2014, - 12:22 PM

Boston Scientific will join health care innovation partnership

It brings cardiac experience to Optum Labs collaboration led by UnitedHealth, Mayo.

Updated: May 06, 2014, - 06:18 AM

Food labeling bill stirs debate at State Capitol

A bill requiring the labeling of genetically modified foods got an informational hearing in St. Paul.

Updated: April 24, 2014, - 10:32 PM

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