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Corn reaching maturity about Oct. 1 will normally dry slowly in the field due to cooler outside temperatures. Standing corn in the field may dry about 1.5 to 3 percentage points per week during October and 1 to 1.5 per week or less during November, assuming normal Upper Midwest weather conditions.

As is always the case, the frost damage appears to be highly variable based on local climate conditions, crop maturity and topographical features.

A Sept. 26 deadline with the Farm Service Agency (FSA) will impact some producers, as a result of the 2014 Farm Bill.

University of Minnesota Extension begins a series of free dairy education seminars this month to help farmers make decisions brought about by the 2014 Farm Bill.

acreage compressed.jpgIf the data is missing or the data listed in the summary letter is incorrect, the landowner should contact the FSA office in the county where the land is located.

September marks the 11th annual National Preparedness Month. This annual event, led by FEMA, encourages individuals to take appropriate steps towards emergency preparedness for all hazards.

While all hazards are important to prepare for, weather related disasters are particularly impactful in this region. Whether it is a tornado or flood, families should have a plan for what to do in the event of a natural disaster.

The Center for Farm Financial Management, part of University of Minnesota Extension, has just released a tool to help producers and landlords evaluate alternative land rental arrangements. FairRent for the web is a new and improved web version of the FairRent desktop software that CFFM has distributed for more than 20 years.

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