Field 2 Field http://chadsmithmedia.com News from the farm field to the sports field Mon, 19 Jun 2017 16:15:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 61121431 Gypsy moth treatment coming to Winona County http://chadsmithmedia.com/gypsy-moth-treatment-coming-to-winona-county/ http://chadsmithmedia.com/gypsy-moth-treatment-coming-to-winona-county/#respond Mon, 19 Jun 2017 16:15:04 +0000 http://chadsmithmedia.com/?p=2438 The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is preparing to treat approximately 1,751 acres of land in Winona County to slow the spread of a gypsy moth infestation identified last year. Officials will conduct the aerial treatment sometime between June 22 and June 29, beginning as early as 7:00 a.m. This date is dependent on weather […]

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MDA seeks public input on draft Nitrogen Fertilizer Rule http://chadsmithmedia.com/mda-seeks-public-input-on-draft-nitrogen-fertilizer-rule/ http://chadsmithmedia.com/mda-seeks-public-input-on-draft-nitrogen-fertilizer-rule/#respond Thu, 08 Jun 2017 15:55:59 +0000 http://chadsmithmedia.com/?p=2432 The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is seeking public review and comment of a draft proposal for regulating the use of nitrogen fertilizer in Minnesota. The purpose of the proposed Nitrogen Fertilizer Rule is to minimize the potential for nitrate-nitrogen contamination from fertilizer in the state’s groundwater and drinking water. Nitrate is one of the […]

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Sheep and goats getting more popular on southeast MN farms http://chadsmithmedia.com/sheep-and-goats-getting-more-popular-on-southeast-mn-farms/ http://chadsmithmedia.com/sheep-and-goats-getting-more-popular-on-southeast-mn-farms/#respond Mon, 05 Jun 2017 23:50:55 +0000 http://chadsmithmedia.com/?p=2425 The sounds of sheep and goats on southeast Minnesota farms are becoming a little more common than most residents realize. The last couple of years have seen increasing interest in raising the smaller breeds of livestock for a variety of reasons. As sheep interest continues growing in both Houston and Fillmore counties, the Extension Service […]

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Minnesota/Wisconsin Tax Reciprocity Could Return http://chadsmithmedia.com/minnesotawisconsin-tax-reciprocity-could-return/ http://chadsmithmedia.com/minnesotawisconsin-tax-reciprocity-could-return/#respond Thu, 01 Jun 2017 19:31:07 +0000 http://chadsmithmedia.com/?p=2419 Minnesota residents who commute across the border into Wisconsin for work could soon save money on their income tax returns. The 2017 tax bill, which passed the legislature last week and was signed into law by Gov. Mark Dayton on May 30, included a provision authorizing a new income tax reciprocity agreement between Minnesota and […]

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The crop insurance battle continues http://chadsmithmedia.com/the-crop-insurance-battle-continues/ Wed, 03 May 2017 19:53:17 +0000 http://chadsmithmedia.com/?p=2413 WHEAT GROUP TWEAKS HERITAGE OVER BLIZZARD DAMAGE: David Schemm, president of the National Association of Wheat Growers, wants representatives of The Heritage Foundation and taxpayer watchdog groups that criticize the federal crop insurance program to witness the damage a spring blizzard inflicted on fields in Kansas, the country’s biggest wheat state, over the weekend. The […]

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Clay Target League taking off in Minnesota http://chadsmithmedia.com/clay-target-league-taking-off-in-minnesota/ Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:22:40 +0000 http://chadsmithmedia.com/?p=2405 Did you know that one of the fastest-growing high school sports in Minnesota is shooting clay targets? More than 12,000 students will take part in the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League during the spring season that got underway on April second. League officials say that’s the highest number of students to ever take […]

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Minnesota FFA Convention wraps up http://chadsmithmedia.com/minnesota-ffa-convention-wraps-up/ Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:00:32 +0000 http://chadsmithmedia.com/?p=2397 The final session of the 88th Minnesota FFA Convention concluded with the election of the six-member state officer team. The newly elected team will serve more than 11,000 members in Minnesota for one year. They will also spend the next year representing Minnesota, agriculture and agricultural education at state and national levels. The 2017-2018 Minnesota […]

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Sonny Perdue confirmed as next Secretary of Agriculture http://chadsmithmedia.com/sonny-perdue-confirmed-next-secretary-agriculture/ Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:21:21 +0000 http://chadsmithmedia.com/?p=2394 “The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) thanks Senator Klobuchar and Senator Franken for voting for Governor Sonny Perdue’s confirmation as the next U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary of Agriculture,” said MFBF President Kevin Paap. “Secretary Perdue is a needed voice for agriculture as the new administration addresses issues like trade, regulatory reform, agriculture labor and […]

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MN FFA Foundation to livestream video during convention http://chadsmithmedia.com/mn-ffa-foundation-to-livestream-video-during-convention/ Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:26:03 +0000 http://chadsmithmedia.com/?p=2389 The Minnesota FFA Association is reaching a larger audience with the new feature of live stream, hosted by the Minnesota FFA Foundation, during the 88th Minnesota FFA Convention, April 23-25 at the University of Minnesota (UMN) St. Paul campus. Nearly 4,000 members will attend the three-day event to compete in career development events, attend sessions and workshops and receive […]

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MN Farmers Have Until May 5 to Renew CSP Contracts http://chadsmithmedia.com/mn-farmers-have-until-may-5-to-renew-csp-contracts/ Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:00:07 +0000 http://chadsmithmedia.com/?p=2383 Minnesota farmers have until May 5 to re-enroll in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). This renewal option is specifically for farmers and ranchers who enrolled in CSP initially in 2013. Farmers are encouraged to contact their local Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office for more information on renewing (www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/contact/local). CSP is a comprehensive working lands […]

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