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A Halstad, Minnesota, family has created a business of producing early-generation potato seed for potato seed producers. The business is a two-generation effort, with numerous employees here on H-2A visas.
A desire for the rural lifestyle and the opportunity to carry on the family farming legacy were two of the major reasons that influenced Nick Hagen’s decision to farm.
Sunflowers, long grown by U.S. farmers for oil and confectionery uses, have increased in popularity among the general public during the past few years because of their bright and cheery appearance.
Sunflowers, long grown by U.S. farmers for oil and confectionery uses, have increased in popularity among the general public during the past few years because of their bright and cheery appearance.
Farmers from far and wide came to help on Friday, Sept. 2, 2022, with the harvest of two of the men killed in what authorities have labeled a murder-suicide near Maza, North Dakota, earlier in the week.
The state of Minnesota has launched an advertising campaign designed to inform livestock producers of the dangers of purchasing sunflower screenings, non-certified hay and other feeds from out-of-state, including North Dakota, because of the Palmer amaranth threat. State officials say the concerns are particularly strong at the Red River border between Minnesota and North Dakota, where several counties have Palmer amaranth infestations. The danger is particularly acute for the sugarbeet crop, which has few chemical tools to fight it.

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Former Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson has turned his attention to creating the Midwest Council on Agriculture, a seven state organization of leaders in agriculture, to discuss policy and influence legislation, like the upcoming farm bill negotiations.
The $400 million North Dakota Soybean Processors plant at Casselton, North Dakota, is expected to crush 42.5 million bushels of soybeans in the first year and is a joint venture between the Minnesota Soybean Processors and Louisiana-based CGB Enterprises.
Father-son duo Tom and Scott Perlick manage the farming and distilling sides of their business in northern Wisconsin.

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