It looks like 2012-13 could be a year for the Midwest to get hit by heavy snow and ice storms, which can leave large amounts of snow and ice on roofs of agricultural buildings. The recent large snowfall left over a foot of snow and ice on roofs in central Minnesota, but fortunately most of that snow came off roofs during the warmer temperatures that followed. With colder temperatures expected, we cannot count on future snowfalls sliding off. Trusses and rafters must support the increased weight, or roofs may collapse.
December 2012 Archives
December 19, 2012
December 18, 2012
The news of yet another tragic school shooting has affected us all. We think of the lives lost and the people touched by this violence and grief. University of Minnesota Extension has educational resources available to guide families, schools and communities as they help youth recover from school violence.
Access Extension's "Violence in Our Schools" website at www.extension.umn.edu/go/1130. Several resources are available in Spanish.
December 3, 2012
Increasing commodity prices have placed tremendous pressure on farmers to increase their total production; however, land and input costs continue to rise in parallel with grain prices. These increased costs, prices and risks have changed the landscape for crop management.
December 1, 2012