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Harvesting sustainable natural resources is integral to the heritage of many Minnesotans. For a growing number of others, though, interest in tapping into our state's abundant buffet of resources is reaching new levels. How to harvest wisely?

Landowners need to be involved in 2014 Farm Bill decisions for their farm. In fact, two of the three farm bill decisions required must be made by landowners, rather than tenants.

For the second year, the number of lenders sending notices under Minnesota's Farmer-Lender Mediation program was lower than at any other point in nearly a decade. The overall amount of debt taken to mediation also decreased.

University of Minnesota Extension corn agronomist Jeff Coulter has been recognized as one of Vance Publishing's "40 Under 40," honoring leadership among individuals contributing to efforts to double food production by 2050.

In December, University of Minnesota Extension and the Farm Service Agency will begin a series of 73 free education seminars to help crop producers understand decisions necessitated by the 2014 Farm Bill.

A host of University of Minnesota Extension staff and others were honored recently for work to help Minnesotans improve their lives through Extension research and education. The awards were presented by Extension Dean Bev Durgan at a recent Extension conference.

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.

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