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University of Minnesota Extension’s most recent statewide news releases, Ag News Wire columns, features and multimedia offerings.

A series of fact sheets on the Agricultural Act of 2014 - the farm bill - is available to help the agricultural community prepare for changes introduced by the recently passed federal legislation.

"The State of Water: Minnesotans Protecting Our Lakes and Rivers" will be May 1 and 2 at Cragun's Resort in Brainerd.

Application of manure on frozen ground almost guarantees economic loss on the value of manure while also potentially harming the environment. Phosphorus and nitrogen in manure can have negative effects in the environment when in excess.

University of Minnesota Extension climatologist Mark Seeley has been awarded the prestigious Siehl Prize in Agriculture.

As corn prices declined in the fall of 2013, so did farm incomes for a majority of Minnesota farms, according to a joint analysis conducted by Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) and University of Minnesota Extension.

A few actions now can help prevent springtime snowmelt problems on farmsteads with big snow piles and drifts.

The theme of this year's National Agriculture Day - "365 Sunrises and 7 Billion Mouths to Feed" - carries a significant message.

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