Area Farm & Ag Headlines

Area Farmers Open Doors to International Trade Members

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Several Minnesota soybean farmers invited trade delegation from Southeast Asia to their family farms on Tuesday, October 16. This group, consisting of leaders in the Filipino, Korean and Hong Kong food industries, saw first-hand how U.S. farmers set the bar high in terms of crop production. During their trip to Minnesota, the delegates also visited Western Consolidated Cooperative in Holloway and Ag Processing Inc. in Dawson.

“The goal of the this tour is to help connectsome of Asia’s trade industry leaders with soybean farmers, to develop a relationship and build trust between...


Zaner Group: Ag Hedging

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If you've been listening to AM 730 KWOA, you'll have noticed that KWOA and Zaner Group have paired together to offer market updates at 8:10 a.m. Monday and Fridays. Tune in as ag broadcaster Sonja Langseth catches up with Ted Seifried, Vice President of the Zaner Ag Hedge Group, who specializes in agricultural hedging employing various strategies using futures, futures spreads, outright options and option combinations. He believes it is paramount to be able to use...


"There's an App for That" - Nitrogen Rates

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It seems as though in today's age, we have an app (short for application) for anything on our smart phones, anywhere from standard weather forecasts to games like Sudoku and Angry Birds. Now, there's even "an app for that" if you're a farmer looking to measure N rates.

The University of Illinois Extension an Illinois Council on Best Management Practices have come up with an app that has a calculator to determine optimum nitrogen (N) rates for corn. It also calculates split applications. The Maximum Return to Nitrogen (MRTN) calculator is a regional tool developed by Midwest land-...


MNWest Foundation Grain Exchange Program

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If you're a grains farmer, consider making the great impact imaginable by giving the gift of grain directly to the Minnesota West Foundation to support the students, faculty, and staff of Minnesota West Community and Technical College!

Grain donations will be exchanged for funds, to be spread and used throughout the Minnesota West Community and Technical College campus locations. Farmers can specify if there is a specific division or career study they wish their funds to go directly to. In addition, farmers can write off this donation as they look into tax season.

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Tri-State Area Harvest Reports

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Radio Works, LLC of Worthington and BLT Seed have paired up to bring you tri-state area 2012 harvest reports! We talk to local farmers from the tri-state region about what they're seeing in their farms to get a better understanding at the 2012 harvest yields. These reports can be heard every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 7:10 a.m. on The Hot Country Highway US95 and every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 8:35 a.m. on...