As part of its mission to make farming more productive and sustainable through soil health, the Soil Health Partnership is holding a field day Tuesday, July 17, in Buffalo Lake for an up-close look at cover crop strategies.
The formal rulemaking process for the Groundwater Protection Rule continues to move forward. Five public Administrative Law Judge hearings will be held around the state starting next week and written comments on the proposed rule may be submitted through August 2. It is vital all corn farmers engage in this process and provide comment to ensure the rule accomplishes its goal of protecting the state’s groundwater while making sense in implementation.
To help growers stay up to date on the rule and better understand the formal rulemaking process,
The wet summer for farmers in southern Minnesota hit a new level last week with torrential downpours making lakes of countless crop acres. Now a week later, the stage of recovery varies greatly through the region.
Near Walnut Grove in Cottonwood County, Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) board member Jean Knakmuhs said her farm received as much as 15 inches of rain Tuesday morning. Area rivers are well over their banks, causing severe flooding in area farm fields.
By Amanda Bilek, Minnesota Corn Growers Association senior public policy director
Earlier this year the road to passing a farm bill in 2018 seemed bleak, as controversial reforms brought a new level of contention between both political parties. But after the Senate passed their farm bill last week, we now have a version from both chambers to reconcile, producing cautious optimism. We offer a quick recap below on how the House and Senate farm bills stack up to Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) farm bill priorities.
For Minnesotans removed from agriculture, the sprawling fields and traditional red barn visible from the interstate may be their idea of modern farming. The reality is today’s farmers are bringing previously unthinkable levels of innovation to their craft.
Minnesota’s corn farmers are on the forefront of agricultural evolution. Through their investment in the corn check-off, the state’s corn growers devote more than $4 million annually in research that shapes the future of agriculture and the way we use agricultural products.