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March 2010 Archives

With field work just around the corner, now is the time to evaluate decisions related to corn planting. University of Minnesota research can help you make decisions such as when to plant, what soil conditions to consider and how deep to plant.
A new attitudes assessment survey sponsored by the University of Minnesota Tourism Center reveals that a majority of the state's residents feel tourism is "very important" to the economy.
The price for hard red spring wheat (HRSW) is discounted when protein content is low. After the disastrous protein discounts many producers faced in 2009, there is keen interest in avoiding them in 2010.
University of Minnesota Extension announced today its coordinated system of online and phone answer resources available for those with flood-related questions, both during a flood emergency and while recovery efforts are underway.
A farmer facing liquidation or some type of debt restructure may trigger a number of unintended income tax consequences. Since debt restructuring and liquidations are on the rise in Minnesota, it's a good time to look at what the tax rules mean to farmers facing such situations.
Results from a recent USDA review have returned with overall positive indications for Minnesota's bovine tuberculosis (TB) program. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health, with help from its partners, is working aggressively to again upgrade Minnesota's bovine TB status levels.
Get ready for greener days of spring. Through April, University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners will host nearly 20 different "Horticulture Day" events across the state. To locate an event near you, visit and click on "Horticulture Day."
A combination of climate features--including a wet fall season and heavy, wet snowfalls all winter--have elevated the risk of spring flooding on many Minnesota watersheds. One obvious consequence of spring flooding in western and southern Minnesota counties would be delayed field working conditions in the agricultural landscape.
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