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Dairy program meeting November 17


Mon, Nov 10th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

PRESTON, Minn. - Tammy Martin, County Executive Director for USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Fillmore County, announced that Farm Service Agency, along with Minnesota Extension Service, will be holding a dairy program informational meeting in the Fillmore County Office Building in Preston on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 10 a.m. This will help farmers make decisions about the new Dairy Program brought about by the 2014 Farm Bill.

The program aims to reduce producer’s exposure to catastrophic losses through risk management. The program is voluntary and pays producers when the difference between the national price of milk and the average cost of feed falls below a level selected by the producers.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) also launched a new web tool to help producers determine the level of coverage under the Margin Protection Program that will provide them with the strongest safety net under a variety of conditions. The online resource, available at www.fsa.usda.gov/mpptool, allows dairy farmers to quickly and easily combine unique operation data and other key variables to calculate their coverage needs based on price projections. For questions, please call (507)765-3892.

Eunice Biel elected to serve on AgStar’s board of directors

Mon, Nov 3rd, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

MANKATO, Minn. – Eunice Biel from Harmony, Minn., has been elected to AgStar Financial Services’ board of directors. This is Biel’s first term on the board. AgStar stockholders elected Biel to serve AgStar’s region five, which includes th ..... 
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Harvesting, drying and storing late-maturing and high-moisture corn

Mon, Nov 3rd, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

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, ..... 
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October Pork Month Fact Sheet brought to you by the National Pork Board

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

Pork Facts Pork is the world’s most widely eaten meat. •Pork – 37% •Chicken – 34% •Beef – 25% •Lamb – 4% Each market hog represents 371 servings of pork. U.S. In-Home Pork Consumption by Type •Ham – 31.1% ..... 
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DASH eating plan taps lean pork as menu item

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

Adults following the well-documented Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, or DASH, eating plan also can include lean pork to help lower blood pressure. According to research funded by the Pork Checkoff, people with high blood pressure can benefi ..... 
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Pork Producers connect farm to fork during October Pork Month

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

October became known as Pork Month because it marked the time of year when hogs were traditionally marketed. Today, it serves as a celebration to thank pork producers and share their stories with consumers. “If you eat, you have a connection t ..... 
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PorkSquare offers virtual town square for youth interested in pork careers

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

PorkSquare is a virtual town square that links pork industry professionals to the next generation of promising young leaders. The website, located at www.porksquare.com harnesses the power of ..... 
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America’s love for pork continues to burn strong

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

Results of a consumer tracking study released by the Pork Checkoff found that more American consumers are reporting an enduring love for pork. Key research findings show more U.S. consumers rate their enjoyment of pork higher than in previous studie ..... 
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Root River Veterinary Center has new owners

Mon, Oct 6th, 2014
Posted in Preston Agriculture

As of September 4, 2014, the Root River Veterinary Center in Preston, Minn. is under new ownership. Dr. LeAnne Froese and Dr. Deb Finnegan officially took over on September 4, although discussions about the two purchasing the business had been in ..... 
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