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Diary of Orrin Brown—April 4, 1865

Diary of Orrin Brown, Goldsboro, North Carolina Tuesday–Apr. 4th We have had a very warm day I was on drill this AM and Battalion drill and dress parad again this PM. We drew 3 days rations of Hardtack 5 of … Continue reading

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Railroads Rebuked for Failing Freight Service

It used to be that at the very least you could count on the trains running on time. Not anymore.  The Red River Farm Network out of Grand Forks, ND, has great coverage of agricultural issues across the northern Great … Continue reading

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Ag Census Tells Story of Unlimited Potential in Rural America

From Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack: Secretary’s Column: Census of Agriculture Results Tell Story of Unlimited Potential in Rural America USDA released preliminary data from the 2012 Census of Agriculture that provides a snapshot of a rural America that remains … Continue reading

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Ag Census Preliminary Results Show Growing Farm Economy

Preliminary results are in on the 2012 Census of Agriculture.  Following the long-term trend, USDA counted fewer larger farms, much fewer in some states like Minnesota, and actually a few more in others like Wyoming.  And farmers are getting older. … Continue reading

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2012 Census of Agriculture in Spotlight this Thanksgiving

Minnesota is the top turkey producer in the United States, counting over 18 million birds in 2007’s Census of Agriculture.  Will the gopher state hold the title in the next go ’round? Here’s some  PR from USDA on the topic: … Continue reading

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How Dry’s the Water, Mama?

Hearing a lot about drought this year?  Through the end of July, 80% of the contiguous United States was considered at least abnormally dry.  The National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln compiles the weekly US Drought Monitor, ” a … Continue reading

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MN Livestock: 35k Jobs and $8B Economic Impact

. Press Release Minnesota Animal Agriculture Sector Is Growing, Provides Significant Economic Value New study finds industry employs thousands, contributes billions in revenue and has potential to expand St. Paul, MN (July 9, 2012) – The Minnesota Livestock Industry Benchmark … Continue reading

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Uncle Sam Wants You… Farmers to Sign Up for Ag Census

Agricultural Leaders Ask Farmers to Sign Up and Be Counted in the 2012 Census of Agriculture Washington, June 7, 2012 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture is preparing to mail the 2012 Census of Agriculture to millions of U.S. farmers and … Continue reading

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Feds Drop Youth Farm Labor Ban

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Minnesota Farm Bureau Applauds Withdrawal of Overreaching Youth Labor Proposal “Yesterday’s notification by the U.S Department of Labor to withdraw the overreaching proposed youth labor regulations is the right decision for our nation’s family-based farms and ranches,” … Continue reading

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Dr Says: Drink Your Beer, Eat Your Bacon

Worthington’s regional economic development organization WREDC does a bang-up job bringing together an annual conference each spring to address issues in agriculture and bio-sciences.   The sessions bring together folks working in agricultural industries and bio-tech in Southwest Minnesota—actually across Greater … Continue reading

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