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Early Spring Has Farmers Hoping For Early Planting Season [AUDIO]

With winter hopefully at an end farmers are looking towards Spring and an early planting season. University of Minnesota Extension educator Dan Martens says with the recent mild temperatures some farmers have already started work in the fields.

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Knowing Soil Fertility Can Lead to Better Farming [VIDEO]

When it comes to farming knowing what's happening below the soil is just as important as the progress above the ground. BioAg specializes in soil fertility and consultant Michael Lovlien says there is more to soil then what meets the eye.

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Minnesota In Control When It Comes to Farming In Recent Report [AUDIO]

When it comes to farming Minnesota is the backbone of the industry according to a new report. Two Minnesota congressional districts rank in the top 10 national in agricultural products.

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Early Snow Fall Not What Farmers Were Hoping For [AUDIO]

Local farmers had an unexpected surprise when winter arrived early throughout Central Minnesota.

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Farmers Able to Get Early Start on the Harvest Season [AUDIO]

Farmers across Minnesota have started getting in their fields for an early jump in the harvest season.

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Peter Ackerman begins to harvest his crops. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Peter Ackerman begins to harvest his crops. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Remember Your Local Farmers During National Farm Safety Week [AUDIO]

Everyday farmers put themselves through challenges that may put them in harms way. This week is National Farm Safety and Health Week.

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Wet Summer Raises Questions About Upcoming Harvest Season [AUDIO]

Farmers around Central Minnesota will soon be in the fields for the harvest season. But the heavy rains throughout the summer and recent weeks have local farmers hoping for the best.

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Farmers May See Big Yield But Prices Won’t Follow [AUDIO]

A recent report from the U.S Department of Agriculture shows farmers will have a record harvest this fall but they may not profit.

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New Drone Technology Sparks Curiousity For Farmers [AUDIO]

Technology in the agricultural industry continues to expand each year with new equipment or farming techniques. Over the last couple of years farmers have been working with unmanned aerial devices (UAVs) or drones.

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Blueberry season is in full swing across the state. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Blueberry season is in full swing across the state. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Berry Farms Set for Peak of Blueberry Season [VIDEO]

Berry farms across the state are hitting the peak of blueberry season.

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Butch Thells (right) greets one of the cows on his 125-year-old dairy farm. (Photo: Alex Svejkovksy, WJON News)
Butch Thells (right) greets one of the cows on his 125-year-old dairy farm. (Photo: Alex Svejkovksy, WJON News)
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Local Dairy Farm Still Going Strong 125 Years Later [VIDEO]

In honor of Dairy Month we are taking some time to highlight some unique dairy stories around Central Minnesota.

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High-Speed Planter Helps Farmers With Short Planting Window [AUDIO & PHOTOS]

The heavy rainfall last month has limit the time farmers can get in the fields to plant crops. With the planting window closing, John Deere has developed a new high-speed planter to help speed up the process.

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