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Minneapolis orders shutdown of mushroom farm for code violations
Minneapolis gave farm a month to cease operations after finding it violated its zoning, its owner says.
Farm bankruptcies keep rising in Minnesota, U.S.
Farm bankruptcies in Minnesota and across the U.S. rose again in 2019, as poor weather and the ongoing trade war with China prolonged a slump…
Even after trade-war detente, prices for U.S. crops didn't get a lift
Perhaps the biggest problem for farmers, one that won't go away soon, is an oversupply of grain — and competition from other parts of the world.
Hemp farmer near Lanesboro settles with state after THC dust-up
But Luis Hummel still faces criminal charges in Fillmore County.
Man working to loosen frozen corn in central Minnesota grain bin becomes trapped and dies
Brandon Schaefer's death is one of at least nine grain bin-related fatalities in Minnesota since June 2019.
Minnesota hog farmers will attend White House USMCA signing Wednesday
The two Minnesota pork producers said the deal provides reassurance.
Bio-methane from cow manure could be a 'new gold rush' on the farm
The back end of a cow generates 80 pounds each day of what Dennis Haubenschild, who owns 750 of them near Princeton, refers to as…
Greenhouse gas readout for dairy expansion near Winona heightens scrutiny of methane
Plans for expansion, changing industry prompt disclosure of emissions.
Farmland prices reach historic highs in Upper Midwest
Minnesota's farmers have made little money for several years, but their wealth is holding up because land remains valuable and in high demand.
Minnesota's battle over wells, water and nitrates lands in one farmer's back yard
The DNR wants a study of vulnerable groundwater in Pineland Sands region.
Struggling Minnesota farmers weigh their support for Trump
Many growers around Minnesota facing an uncertain farm economy are having their faith in President Trump tested this time around.
Trade pact welcomed, cautiously, in Minnesota
Measured optimism from ag community, but long-term market restoration still elusive.
Minnesota soybean production fell by almost 1M acres last year
Soybean acres planted fell in Minnesota and across the U.S. thanks to trade war, poor weather.
'Right-to-repair' fight extends from iPhones to tractors
Farmers' simmering frustration over their inability to repair their own equipment is now front and center in a contentious debate that spreads well beyond the farm.
Land O'Lakes CEO calls for investment in rural America
Beth Ford says small towns, hit by ag challenges, "are rolling up on us."
News and trends about Minnesota's farm economy
We've created a new destination for everything agriculture in Minnesota and around the country.
Corn on the railroad track going viral on Facebook? It's real and in Crystal
The picture raced across social media, leading some to question its authenticity.
For tech-weary Midwest farmers, 40-year-old tractors now a hot commodity
Tractors built in 1980 or earlier cause bidding wars at auctions.
December 16, 2019
More Minnesota farmers buck tradition and plant cover crops
Preventing erosion in a time of increasing flooding is just one of the benefits of the still-rare practice of planting winter cover on farm fields. Healthier soil is another.
December 12, 2019
Economist: Soybean prices won't quickly recover for Midwest farmers
Trump tariffs, swine fever in China will have effects in 2020, economist says.
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