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  • By Mavis Fodness
    September 13, 2023
    The soybean harvest in Rock County is starting ahead of the state average, as early-maturing varieties are becoming ready for the 2023 harvest season. Soybeans are turning color, with 67 percent of the state’s crop showing signs of maturity five days ahead of last year and two days ahead of the state average. The USDA Minnesota Field Office reported on Monday that 31 percent of the state’s…
  • By George Bonnema, Luverne Horticulturalist
    August 27, 2019
    Vegetable gardens are at their maximum production and that quantity of fresh produce can be almost overwhelming, but this is the vision for every gardener. Beans are being produced in quantity, and you may get tired of harvesting. But if you don’t keep picking, they stop producing, and beans produced late in the season are amazing. Onion tops have kinked over, indicating that they are finished…
  • By Minnesota Department of Agriculture
    September 28, 2015
      As farmers across Minnesota ramp up fall harvest activity, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) reminds everyone of possible hazards of the season. Federal and state statistics show farming is one of the most dangerous professions. In 2013, the latest year reported, 17 of the 69 work-related deaths in the state were in the ag industry, according to data from the Minnesota Department of…
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