Agriculture

  66th Princess Kay of the Milky Way crowned

Kyllo's first official duty as Princess Kay will be to sit in a rotating cooler to have her likeness sculpted in a 90-pound block of butter.

Grassley says EPA ‘screwed’ farmers with biofuels exemptions

  Farmers continue to support President Trump, despite negative impact from trade policies

  Alternative Roots Farm in full swing of apple season

  Farmamerica participates in ‘Soil Your Undies’ project

  Easton 4-H and FFA member headed to the State Fair

  USDA Crop Report: Corn, soybean, cotton production fell significantly nationwide

Continued Coverage

  Industrial hemp test plot new to Farmfest, along with new hemp association

  FFA, 4-H Poultry Show at the Brown County Fair

  Halting the spread of Emerald Ash Borer

Should Minnesota compensate farmers for buffer land?

  Smokey Bear turns 75 years old

  Biobased road sealant featured at Farmfest receives second trial in Hutchinson

  Agricultural Utilization Research Institute aiding technological ag advancements

New technologies were on display at Farmfest and with agriculture technology advancing rapidly, the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute is working to keep up

  Mental health and family communication take center stage at Farmfest

After some tension in talks with Sonny Perdue and congress men and women Wednesday at the listening session at Farmfest, a speaker and farmer brought a little humor Thursday, August 8, to the grounds while still sharing a dire and timely message.

  Sonny Perdue draws crowd at Farmfest amid growing trade tensions

U.S Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue claimed that the "ball is in China's court" when it comes to U.S. agriculture exports.

  Sweet corn season in full swing for Sasse Sweet Corn

Ever since it started, they pride themselves on keeping it old school, specifically their corn seed, which has been in the operation for years thanks to Green Giant.

  Gov. Tim Walz speaks at Farmfest

Minnesota agriculture community discusses impacts of tariffs at Farmfest

  Minnesota represented at National Holstein Convention

Rep. Hagedorn to host U.S. Sec. of Agriculture Sonny Perdue in Mankato Wednesday

  Power of Produce program promoting healthy food

  Lawmakers clash on trade talks heading into recess

Crystal Valley Co-op to move headquarters to Mankato

The company will move into the building currently occupied by Eide Bailly at 1911 Excel Drive

  Heart and Soil Community Garden blossoming despite the weather

Heart and Soil Community Garden started four years ago and now has 20 gardeners growing produce and tending to their plants.

  Minnesota Farmers Union holds sessions on renewable energy education

The Minnesota Farmers Union hosted Renewable Energy Sessions around the state and they visited a farm near Kasota utilizing solar energy Wednesday.

  Kasota man finds passion, path to help other veterans

Efraim Cadriel has found another calling later in life since he discovered the healing power of mushrooms.

  Farmamerica and MN Ag in the Classroom educate the educators

Farmamerica toured 50 teachers around Waseca, visiting Half Pint Brewing Company to learn about hops, enjoying lunch at Pleasant Grove Pizza Farm and stopping at Midwest Hemp Farms to learn about hemp as a new cash crop thanks to the latest Farm Bill.

  Meat-a-Palooza fundraiser at Farmamerica

It’s a tasting event to celebrate Minnesota meats, beers and wines while learning from the experts

  First-of-its-kind tractor built by students at Minnesota State University, Mankato

A group of eight Minnesota State University, Mankato mechanical engineering students built a tractor from scratch, the first-of-its-kind for the university.

Night on the Farm promoted education and fun

A night on the farm provided everything from ice cream, tractor rides to the opportunity to feed dairy calves and the owners of the farm open up their doors for the every two years event with the help of volunteers.

  Soybean farmers travel to Washington to discuss trade deals

Several Minnesota farmers traveled to the capitol, lobbying for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement and other possible trade agreement resolutions.

  Pepperboy Farms: urban and renewable farming

Topher Jacobson and his wife Mary wear many hats in the Grow Safe Minnesota network.

  Mankato’s Hauser Sweet Corn trucks start the season strong

The Mankato sweet corn truck is starting the season strong.

  A day in the life of a Watonwan County 4-H’er

Take an inside look at what a day in the life of a Watonwan County 4-H’er is all about.

  University on the Prairie: science in the summer

The University on the Prairie is a three-day learning event for area youth organized by Cottonwood County 4-H with the help of local support.

  MN Pork Producers urges congress to approve US-Mexico-Canada trade deal

According to the state Agriculture Department, Pork is one of Minnesota’s top agriculture exports and Mexico and Canada are some of the top customers.

  USDA acreage report deadline extended

The U-S Department of Agriculture extends a deadline for farmer’s to report their crop acreage due to this year’s excess rain.

  Blue Earth County Farm Family of the Year rooted in tradition

The 2019 Farm Family of the Year from Blue Earth County said the passion for their work started at the roots of their family tree.

  Dairy farm risk management education

A workshop held June 10 covered the new Farm Bill’s Dairy Margin Coverage plan along with a new program called the Dairy Revenue Protection, keeping price guarantees for dairy farmers.

Crop conditions remain variable across southern Minnesota

Ag Expert Kent Thiesse joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about current crop conditions, what is hindering or helping growth in some areas, and what farmers should be doing at this stage of the game.

Growing with Grace Community Garden Encourages Residents to Plant in the Community

Anyone in the community can rent a plot, whether you're an experienced gardener or just starting out.