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I had just settled back into my seat at the summer veterinary conference, having introduced the next speaker, when my phone buzzed with a text message. Since I’m a father of teenagers, parental instincts usually compel a quick glance to reassure myself that no dire emergences were taking place.

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There doesn’t seem to be any type of antique that isn’t sold at auctions, flea markets or shops. We were surprised years ago at a flea market when a dealer was offering a wooden artificial leg. It was sold an hour after we saw it. He said it went to a woman who wanted to make a statue, and s…

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On May 30, 2019, President Trump tweeted, “On June 10th, the United States will impose a 5% Tariff on all goods coming into our Country from Mexico, until such time as illegal migrants coming through Mexico, and into our Country, STOP. The Tariff will gradually increase until the Illegal Imm…

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Titan International, Inc. is pleased to announce its support for Farm Rescue Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to helping farm and ranch families in crisis, with the launch of a social media campaign to raise funds for the organization’s recent flood recovery efforts.

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While good progress has been made toward getting crops in the ground, the adverse early spring conditions are likely to complicate weed management throughout the 2019 growing season. The most important step in minimizing problems is to scout fields regularly to identify problems quickly and …

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The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has identified manure as a pathway of introduction for Palmer amaranth. Specifically, Palmer amaranth seeds that contaminated sunflower screenings were fed to cattle. Some of those seeds survived digestion, and when that manure was spread onto cropland…

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LANESBORO, Minn. — Eagles often soar overhead as Luis Hummel tends to his hemp crop in southeastern Minnesota. Though he has only a few acres located just down the road from the Eagle Bluff Learning Center, what he's hoping to harvest in the fall could provide a multimillion-dollar yield.

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06/11/19 —Weather markets are always fun, and full of twists and turns that are difficult to predict. Today is not much different, with a huge rally early based on expectations of large prevent plant acres in the corn and soybean belt. That has turned out to be as expected, with the June 9 p…

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I had just settled back into my seat at the summer veterinary conference, having introduced the next speaker, when my phone buzzed with a text message. Since I’m a father of teenagers, parental instincts usually compel a quick glance to reassure myself that no dire emergences were taking place.

Ag News

There doesn’t seem to be any type of antique that isn’t sold at auctions, flea markets or shops. We were surprised years ago at a flea market when a dealer was offering a wooden artificial leg. It was sold an hour after we saw it. He said it went to a woman who wanted to make a statue, and s…

Farm Forum

On May 30, 2019, President Trump tweeted, “On June 10th, the United States will impose a 5% Tariff on all goods coming into our Country from Mexico, until such time as illegal migrants coming through Mexico, and into our Country, STOP. The Tariff will gradually increase until the Illegal Imm…

Farm Forum

DES MOINES, Iowa — Titan International, Inc. is pleased to announce its support for Farm Rescue Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to helping farm and ranch families in crisis, with the launch of a social media campaign to raise funds for the organization’s recent flood recovery efforts.

Farm Forum

While good progress has been made toward getting crops in the ground, the adverse early spring conditions are likely to complicate weed management throughout the 2019 growing season. The most important step in minimizing problems is to scout fields regularly to identify problems quickly and …

Farm Forum

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has identified manure as a pathway of introduction for Palmer amaranth. Specifically, Palmer amaranth seeds that contaminated sunflower screenings were fed to cattle. Some of those seeds survived digestion, and when that manure was spread onto cropland…

Farm Forum

LANESBORO, Minn. — Eagles often soar overhead as Luis Hummel tends to his hemp crop in southeastern Minnesota. Though he has only a few acres located just down the road from the Eagle Bluff Learning Center, what he's hoping to harvest in the fall could provide a multimillion-dollar yield.

Farm Forum

06/11/19 —Weather markets are always fun, and full of twists and turns that are difficult to predict. Today is not much different, with a huge rally early based on expectations of large prevent plant acres in the corn and soybean belt. That has turned out to be as expected, with the June 9 p…