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Ag News Wire

Ag News Wire is published on the first and third Monday of each month, except on holidays. It will also be published at other unscheduled times in order to provide relevant, time-sensitive information. Ag News Wire highlights columns and other news about the University’s production agriculture research and outreach efforts.

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.

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.

Every day, in more ways that we are aware, agriculture impacts our lives. From the food we eat to the cloths we wear, to the machines and materials we use to work and play - we all depend on a thriving agriculture industry. Minnesota farm families are a vital part of the nation's agriculture industry.

Representing agricultural achievement in diverse farming operations, 74 families from throughout Minnesota are being honored as a 2014 Farm Family of the Year by the University of Minnesota.

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