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When Jay Clark and Tammy Soma Clark began Rochester's Apples R Us in 2009 they only had 300 trees planted, now in 2022, they have over 12,500 with plans to plant a third orchard section by 2024.
The 15-acre lot of apple trees in Rochester is now almost 10 times in size since it was purchased in 1962.
John D. Peterson and his business partner Art Weidner grow two varieties of the viney, thirsty hop plant on an 80- by 50-foot plot tucked into the back of Peterson's family farm near Sabin.
The Breckenridge, Minnesota, teenager may still be in high school, but he's getting an incredible education on the farm.
Earl Mallinger has been farming the land up in northern Minnesota his entire life, with thousands of acres and a million farming memories.
“In the initial years, we felt kind of embarrassed that we were the ones to take that leap," said Veronica Gaidelis-Langer, owner of Sweet Land Farm. "I am so proud of how far we’ve come and how much we’ve learned.”

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The incident occurred while he was repairing the round baler on Tuesday, July 19.
As kids, we spent many summers bumping along the dirt roads in Dad’s pickup as he patrolled creeks and ditches — ever vigilant to any splash of yellow representing leafy spurge. He would screech to a halt and we'd trot to the back of the truck to pull out hoses so we could douse every offending patch with herbicide. These days, we are more prone to limping than trotting. But we're still spraying spurge, Tammy Swift says.
Gates and his trust will own the land, and the family who sold it to him will farm it, and that's all legal under the law.

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