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.)
The propane industry reported a positive winter outlook as officials met to brief governors at the Midwestern Governor’s Association Propane Meeting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, DC -- The American Farm Bureau Federation together with Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business Global Social Enterprise Initiative and the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative’s StartupHoyas announced the 10 national semi-finalists of the first-ever Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge. The challenge provides an opportunity for individuals to showcase ideas and business innovations being developed in rural regions of the United States.
Worthington, MN, September 16, 2014 – Agricultural producers looking to solve natural resource problems on their farms should apply now for assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
Application acceptance deadline for FY 2015 in Minnesota for EQIP is:
• October 17, 2014
• November 14, 2014
• December 19, 2014
With harvest here, Poet will have extended harvest hours
- Monday-Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- Saturday: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Minnesota Soybean Processors of Brewster will also have extended receiving hours
- Monday-Saturday: 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
- Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
If you missed it on Friday, September 19th, one of our favorite market analysts, Ted Siefried of the Zaner Group, was featured on Market to Market with Mike Pearson. Check out the video below, or click here for the script only.
Of course, you can always hear Ted joining us every Monday and Friday around 8:10 a.m. for market analysis as well here on AM 730 KWOA!
(St. Paul, Minn.), Sept. 2, 2014 — USDA Minnesota Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Debra Crusoe, today announced that starting Sept. 2, 2014, farmers can enroll in the new dairy Margin Protection Program. The voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides financial assistance to participating farmers when the margin – the difference between the price of milk and feed costs – falls below the coverage level selected by the farmer.