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Walz lifts trucking restrictions in response to avian influenza

Minnesota is taking steps to limit the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza. Governor Walz signed an executive order Wednesday that temporarily removes certain truck weight restrictions. He says the move will assist in depopulation efforts, transporting uninfected animals to processing facilities, and maintaining adequate supplies... Read More.

Farmland market expected to stay strong into 2023

The farmland market is expected to remain strong going into 2023. Compeer Financial senior real estate appraiser Bill Mergen says he anticipates high bids at farm auctions this fall and winter despite rising interest rates. “I just talked to a banker and the 30-year fixed rate... Read More.

Child dies in Wisconsin farm accident

A child was killed in a Wisconsin farm accident Wednesday evening.  Dunn County Sheriff Kevin Bygd says a four-year-old died at a farm in the Town of Peru near Durand shortly after 8 pm. The preliminary investigation shows that a skid steer was being... Read More.

Iowa farmer concerned about 2023 inputs

A western Iowa farmer has had better than expected yields this harvest, but says inputs for next year are top of mind. Kevin Ross of Minden says he’s keeping a close eye on fertilizer costs. “The early fall numbers were higher than where we... Read More.

The importance of response-to scores

CROPLAN seed product manager Jeff Osterhaus says farmers need more sophisticated data to unlock the full potential of the hybrids in their fields. This week, he explains how CROPLAN delivers with response-to scores from Answer Plot that cannot be found anywhere else. ...