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As drought concerns grow, so do Minnesota farmers' worries
While dry weather can push up commodity prices, grain farmers increasingly worried about lower yields this year.
Even for the healthy, wildfire smoke poses risks
Are dry Gooseberry Falls a sign of some bigger problems?
Drought deepens in Minnesota, watering bans more likely
Brazilian brothers behind JBS are out of jail and worth $6 billion
The revival of Joesley and Wesley Batista is a testament to bare-knuckles political deal making, ruthless efficiency while pivoting to plant-based alternatives and eyeing a U.S. listing.
Pipeline Foods' bankruptcy creates headache for growers of organic grain
State agriculture officials are scheduled to meet later this week with farmers who may not have been paid for crops after Fridley-based Pipeline Foods declared bankruptcy.
To know what's happening in a field, ag advisers learn to 'just start digging'
University of Minnesota Extension's "Field Days" aims to give ag professionals a farmer's-eye view.
Minn. lawmakers push to restore year-round sales of ethanol blend
Democrats join Republicans in the push to save year-round E15 sales that were first enacted by the Trump Administration.
Drought deepens in Minnesota, watering bans more likely
With about half of Minnesota now in the grip of severe drought — and 4% in extreme drought — the state has officially shifted into the "drought warning phase," the DNR announced Friday.
In rural Minnesota, 'nothing but upside' as farmland values near record highs
With the peak sales season coming in September, per-acre prices are already reaching $9,000 threshold in parts of rural Minnesota.
New Minnesota co-op wants to profit from getting Kernza wheat in marketplace
Group of organic farmers join together to promote the perennial wheat that's proven itself in the field but not yet the marketplace.
Food prices are much higher than a year ago, but the trajectory just changed globally
Vegetable oils, cereals and dairy products are getting cheaper around the world as supply and demand rebalance.
Rain comes, corn prices fall and hit a market limit
Every future contract for corn fell by the maximum allowed on the main trading market Tuesday. USDA says field conditions worsened a bit in Minnesota last week.
Dry conditions are hurting Minnesota's cattle farms first
Nearly half the state's pastures are in bad shape after the drier-than-normal June, forcing cattle producers to consider other ways to feed their animals.
Here's where drought conditions stand in Minnesota and the U.S.
Dry conditions late in the summer are more likely to affect Minnesota crops, but Western states are already in drought crisis.
Schafer: Back to normal means the normal challenges are back, too
The news that General Mills is cutting jobs after its stellar response to the pandemic, and the results that followed, shows that going back to where things were was never going to be easy.
Cargill backs corn as substitute for plastic, builds new plant in Iowa
The Minnetonka-based agribusiness is building a new facility in Iowa to create a corn-based alternative to petroleum-based plastics used in certain consumer goods.
Water protections return to spotlight
The EPA said it had found that the changes under Trump caused "significant environmental degradation."
Ag analytics firm Sentera raises $25 million, will move to St. Paul
The latest infusion is the biggest for the company, which is changing the way farmers analyze their fields and crops.
Shifts canceled at Worthington meat plant after JBS hit by cyberattack
The company told the White House its computers had been hacked, likely by a criminal organization in Russia.
Surprise cold may have hurt crops just emerging in northern Minnesota
Sub-freezing temperatures Thursday night and Friday morning in the northern third of the state might have hurt soybean, wheat and corn plants.
Minnesota appeals court: OK to skip full environmental review of Pineland Sands irrigation project
Intensified potato farming and row cropping threatens drinking water and the Mississippi River, opponents say.
A windfall for minority farmers divides rural America
A $4 billion federal fund meant to confront how racial injustice has shaped American farming has angered white farmers who say they are being unfairly excluded.
New kind of wheat draws pollutants from soil, water
The perennial wheat Kernza was grown just west of Brainerd on a few acres immediately surrounding wells within corn and soybean fields. Over the past three years, it cut nitrate contamination from the cornfields by 96% and from soybeans by 86%.
Amid COVID chaos and protests, India's farmers eye record wheat crop
While India battles soaring COVID-19 infections, on the outskirts of New Delhi thousands of farmers are keeping up a monthslong sit-in protest against government legislation…
Minnesota farmers had most profitable year since 2012
The results became clear late in the year when commodity prices suddenly climbed after government aid rolled in.
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