Three re-elected to MCR&PC

George Goblish, Gary Prescher and Chad Willis were all re-elected to the Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council in April

Goblish, who farms in Vesta, was re-elected to represent District 7. Prescher (Delavan) was re-elected to represent District 8. And Willis (Willmar) will retain his position representing Districts 3, 5 and 6.

The MCR&PC administers the efficient and effective investment of Minnesota’s corn check-off.

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Palmer amaranth requires early farmer detection to prevent spreading

Palmer amaranth continues to be the top-of-mind invasive weed for all farmers this growing season as it finds its way into Minnesota farm operations. Early detection by farmers will continue to be the best method to prevent the spreading of this weed in 2019.

Already detected in Douglas, Jackson, Lyon, Redwood, Todd, and Yellow Medicine counties, Palmer amaranth continues to find new routes to farm fields.

Last week, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) announced an investigation found Palmer amaranth made its way into a soybean field through cattle manure,

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Former MCGA director Dale Tolifson remembered

Longtime Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) director Dale Tolifson, who farmed near Benson, passed away earlier this week at the age of 73. A lifelong advocate for corn farmers, Tolifson will be dearly missed for both his kindness and his tremendous contributions to Minnesota’s ag sector.

Tolifson served on the MCGA board from 2009-2018, and was also a longtime board member of the Swift County Corn and Soybean Growers Association. During his time in both leadership positions,

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MN corn farmers ready to plant, but waiting for drier soil

Written by Jonathan Eisenthal

The latest USDA crop progress report shows Minnesota farmers have yet to start planting corn this year. According to the five-year average, farmers have typically planted 11 percent of their corn by this date. In south-central and southeastern Minnesota, some of the larger operators have begun field work, but in western Minnesota, south to north, wet conditions have farmers waiting.

Jerry Demmer, who farms near Clarks Grove in south-central Minnesota,

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Nitrogen Smart seminar continues from the comfort of your home

Nitrogen Smart recently wrapped up its fourth year of seminars across Minnesota farm country focused on the fundamentals of nitrogen management. For farmers unable to attend, University of Minnesota Extension launched an online version of Nitrogen Smart that farmers can now take year-round at home.

An identical curriculum to in-person seminars, Nitrogen Smart’s new and interactive training program creates a unique experience for producers based on their own operation and region.

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