The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has scheduled a series of public informational meetings to present information about the proposed Groundwater Protection Rule and the rulemaking process. The public is invited to attend these meetings. It is important to note that these meetings are in…

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The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has teamed up with the National Weather Service to design a tool that helps farmers and commercial applicators determine the best time to apply manure.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, local county conservation boards, in coordination with ISU Wildlife Extension and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources is offering the Iowa Master Conservationist Program in the northern Iowa area this summer.

DES MOINES – As the number of Iowa farmers using cover crops continues to grow, it’s important to help make sure farmers have a successful experience. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today shared a number of spring management tips for farmers using cover crops.

Last month, the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) sent a letter to Governor Mark Dayton requesting the immediate release of both the draft Nitrogen Fertilizer Rule and detailed GIS maps, followed by a 90-day comment period. Recently, MCGA received an official response to its requests…

St. Paul, Minn. - Spring and summer exhibitions, like county fairs, are right around the corner. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health reminds livestock owners to review animal health and movement regulations before hitting the road. Moving livestock can be a burdensome process, which can go …

One day prior to the House Agriculture Committee’s scheduled mark-up of the 2018 Farm Bill, crop insurers and agents sent Committee leaders a letter of support. That letter can be read in its entirety below:

Lingering cooler than normal temperatures and additional snowfall across much of the state resulted in another week with 0.0 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending April 15, 2018, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Snow cover remains widespread with mos…

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. The report is released weekly from April through November.

Southeast Minnesota Ag Alliance recently announced the recipients of their 2018 Scholarships offered to students throughout the Southern Minnesota region. Southeast Minnesota Ag Alliance is a non-profit organization made of up members seeking to maintain a strong agricultural sector and allo…

It doesn't look like anyone will be doing any fieldwork in Minnesota anytime soon. The question when it will be too late to seed small grains, therefore, is becoming a bit more urgent.

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. The report is released weekly from April through November.

Additional snowfall and lower than normal temperatures across the state resulted in 0.0 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending April 8, 2018, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Snow cover remains widespread with much of the state reporting temperatures …

As you may have seen, the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) is requesting public review and comment on a proposed amendment to the Administrative Penalty Order (APO) Plan for buffer law implementation, which was originally adopted in June 2017. Minnesota Farm Bureau Federati…

On Wednesday, April 4, the nation's oldest agriculture advocacy organization, the National Grange, released a statement about the potential trade war with China that could devastate America's agricultural sector and do great harm to our economy.

Minnesota 4-H never stops refreshing and re-energizing our programming, curriculum, and volunteer training experiences. We need your help and advice to guide us in our work for the next 2-3 years.

St. Paul, MN: As Minnesotans look ahead to another growing season, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is issuing a reminder to those with irrigation systems: If you plan to apply fertilizer or pesticide through your irrigation system, you are required to obtain a chemigation permi…

MANKATO, MINN. – Following China’s announcement of a proposed 25 percent tariff on imported U.S. soybeans, the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) is expressing its extreme displeasure about the escalation of a trade war with the largest customer of U.S. soybeans, and calling on the…

Iowa farmers intend to plant 13.3 million acres of corn for all purposes in 2018 according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Prospective Plantings report. This is unchanged from 2017.

Minnesota farmers intend to plant 7.50 million acres of corn for all purposes in 2018 according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Prospective Plantings report. This is 550,000 acres fewer than last year. If realized, this would be the lowest planted acreage since 2006.

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