Agriculture in China: A student's perspective

By Kevin Welter

I met with my college advisor my sophomore year, and I recall her asking me if I had ever thought of studying abroad. I responded that I had never considered it. She promptly informed me of a two-week agriculture-focused study abroad trip to China in May 2013. It fulfilled a requirement to graduate, and I knew that a friend was already planning on participating as well. That was enough for me to decide to sign up,

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How a record corn crop makes for a better Super Bowl

As if growing the food, fiber, feed and fuel to meet the needs of a growing world population wasn’t enough, corn farmers are also making an impact on this Sunday’s Super Bowl.

When the Denver Broncos play the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl, millions of Americans will plop down on their couches or at their favorite pub to watch the game and enjoy time with family and friends.

They will also be eating chicken wings,

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Farm Bill: We're getting close (for real this time…probably)

House and Senate negotiators reached a deal on a new five-year farm bill late Monday night that ends direct payments, strengthens crop insurance and trims nutrition programs (food stamps) by about 1 percent.

Under the new farm bill, growers would have the choice between traditional price supports or insurance-like protection against a drop in revenue. For more details, click here.

The House is expected to vote on the new farm bill,

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Minnesota corn farmers put their support for the RFS in writing

This is our final plea reminder: You have about 36 hours left to let the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) know how damaging its proposal to slash the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and cut the amount of ethanol blended in gasoline would be to farmers, rural communities and our wallets.

EPA is accepting public comments until 10:59 p.m. Central time on Tuesday, Jan. 28. If you haven’t submitted comments yet, you can do so by clicking here.

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Corn Links: Corn farmers keep fighting to preserve the RFS

Minnesota corn farmers are getting support from throughout the state and in Washington D.C. as they work to convince the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ditch it’s damaging proposal to slash the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and reduce the amount of ethanol blended in gasoline.

Below are a selection of stories about the fight to preserve the RFS that have appeared in Minnesota media outlets. You have until Jan. 28 to submit your own comments to EPA about its misguided RFS proposal.

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