WASHINGTON -- The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza (HPAI) in a commercial layer flock in Jefferson County, Wisconsin. The flock of 200,000 chickens is located within the Mississippi flyway where this strain of avian influenza has previously been identified. CDC considers the risk to people from these HPAI H5 infections in wild birds, backyard flocks and commercial poultry, to be low. No human infections with the virus have been detected at this time.
Nobles County 4-H announces the Win A Pig Competition for 4-H members in the county who are actively involved in or are planning to be involved in the Minnesota 4-H Swine Project. The winning entrant will receive a market pig (gilt or barrow) which will be at least two months of age at the time of selection. The market pig will be donated by Dale and Kathy Solt of Nobles County.
ST. PAUL, Minn. – In upcoming weeks, many area farmers will begin spring anhydrous ammonia (ammonia) applications. Serious injuries in Minnesota over the last several years were caused by the mishandling of ammonia. To stay safe when handling ammonia or performing maintenance on ammonia equipment, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture urges dealers and farmers to:
The Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council understands that international markets play a crucial role in providing value to Minnesota soybeans. With more than half of Minnesota’s annual soybean crop exported each year, the MSR&PC invests soybean checkoff money to grow markets and build relationships with international customers.
Each year, FFA chapters around the country celebrate National FFA Week. The week-long tradition began in 1947 when the National FFA Board of Directors designated the week of George Washington's birthday as National FFA Week in recognition of his legacy as an agriculturist and farmer. The first National FFA Week was held in 1948. Today, FFA Week always runs Saturday to Saturday and encompasses Feb. 22, Washington's birthday.
Poet Ashton will not be receiving corn today, Monday, February 23rd due to scale Maintenance.
In addition, there will be no bean receiving at Minnesota Soybean Processors of Brewster for today
SHAKOPEE, Minn. (Jan. 16, 2015) – The following is a statement from Bruce Peterson, a farmer in Northfield and President of the Minnesota Corn Growers Association, on Gov. Dayton’s plan to propose 50-feet of buffer strips along all Minnesota waterways:
Due to the holidays, the Minnesota Soybean Processors of Brewster bean receiving will be closing at 12:00 p.m. on December 31st, and closed on January 1st. Normal hours will resume January 2nd.
On December 31st at Poet Ashton, corn receiving will run from 7:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Co-products load-out will go from 7:30 a.m. to noon. On New Year's Day, Poet Ashton will be closed.
The 2014 AgStar Fund Emergency Response Grant Program recipients have been announced! Congratulations to the following area recipients
In a document released Friday, November 21st, the Environmental Protection Agency announced it will not release an official final ruling for the Renewable Fuel Standard program prior to the end of 2014.
(Please note this is not the official version of the EPA's submitted document. Official version is pending signature, which will be able to be accessed via this link.)