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USDA announces details of support package for farmers
7/25/2019
USDA announces details of support package for farmers

(Washington, D.C., July 25, 2019) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced further details of the $16 billion package aimed at supporting American agricultural producers while the Administration continues to work on free, fair, and reciprocal trade deals.

Southeast Minnesota Forage Council Field Day
7/24/2019
Southeast Minnesota Forage Council Field Day

This year’s event is a joint effort between MDI, SE MN Forage Council, MFA and UM Extension. The event will be hosted on July 30 at Metz’s Hart-Land Dairy & Creamery and Clear Crest Farms. Click here to read more.

Producer Health Benefits from Land O’ Lakes
7/16/2019
Producer Health Benefits from Land O’ Lakes

Land O’ Lakes partnered with Gravie Administrative Services LLC to provide cost-friendly healthcare options to All American Co-op members. Follow this link to find out what you need to know to enroll this fall.

“You better make hay while the sun shines”
7/3/2019
“You better make hay while the sun shines”

Moving forward in the growing season, there are some things to consider. I would encourage you to go out and evaluate the stand. Are there certain hybrids or varieties that are struggling to germinate compared to others? Is there leafing out underneath the soil due to marginal planting conditions?

“Working with you”: The Daley Grind
7/3/2019
“Working with you”: The Daley Grind

The agronomy side of the farming industry isn’t the only facet that was effected by the spring weather. As dairymen and beef producers started to run out of feed this spring, they were forced to rely on forage rations earlier than anticipated, resulting in an overall shortage in availability. Beyond cutting into the stored forage they already had, they were also forced to be patient while waiting to harvest a dry first crop.

MnDOT Releases Seasonal Load Limit Notification
5/21/2019
MnDOT Releases Seasonal Load Limit Notification

The Minnesota Department of Transportation will start issuing full-summer overweight permits in the METRO,
SOUTHEAST and SOUTH frost zones Friday, May 24, 2019.

Automatic Calf Feeders: Are they worth the investment?
4/25/2019
Automatic Calf Feeders: Are they worth the investment?

“It is not the most intellectual of farmers that survives; it is not the strongest that survives; but the farmer that survives is the one that is able best to adapt and adjust to the changing environment in which it finds itself.”

2019 Plant: Addressing the corn residue in your fields
4/25/2019
2019 Plant: Addressing the corn residue in your fields

One of the more difficult obstacles that we will face will be proper management of corn stalk remains in our tillage systems and rotations this spring.

Grazing season is just around the corner
4/12/2019
Grazing season is just around the corner

As we approach the upcoming grazing season, we must keep in mind that breeding season for our cow herds is just over the horizon.

Notes from the Seed Shed: Reminders for Spring 2019
4/12/2019
Notes from the Seed Shed: Reminders for Spring 2019

In the coming weeks, your seed salesperson should have hopefully contacted you regarding spring seed distribution. Please make arrangements if you plan on picking up seed or having it delivered this spring. Here are a few reminders from the seed team…

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