Bus offers free ride to EXPO for northern MN farmers

Driving more than 350 miles from northwest Minnesota to Mankato in January can be tough, which is why farmers have the option to hop on the Northern Bus for a free ride to MN Ag EXPO.

The Northern Bus will once again stop at five locations in northern Minnesota to pick up MN Ag EXPO attendees on Jan. 21 and return on Jan. 23. Minnesota corn and soybean farmers have until Jan. 10 to pre-register for MN Ag EXPO (Register here today).

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The role conservation plays in a wetter climate

Written by Jonathan Eisenthal

This year was the wettest on record by amount of precipitation, according to climatologist Mark Seeley. The result for growers has been record levels of muddy fields across the state.

For farmers who wonder if conservation tillage, cover crops and soil health techniques can keep them out of the muck, and give them an edge by saving time, labor and money, the answers will be on the table at the University of Minnesota Extension Conservation Tillage Conference in St.

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MCGA adds to its policy, communications staff

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) recently welcomed two great additions to the office in Shakopee. Multimedia Specialist Suusen Ng and Public Policy Specialist Alex Trunnel both began last week.

Ng and Trunnel bring great experience in their respective fields to the world of Minnesota Corn. Take a moment to get to know Suusen and Alex today:

My name is Suusen Ng, and I am the multimedia specialist for MCGA.

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USMCA agreement reached between Congress, White House

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) applauds today’s announcement that the White House and Congress are moving forward with the necessary legislative steps to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

MCGA President Les Anderson released the following statement in response:

“The news that the White House and Congress are moving toward passing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is a very positive step for Minnesota’s corn growers. Mexico and Canada represent the largest export market for American corn farmers today,

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U of M webinar series focuses on research-based crop management

University of Minnesota Extension is releasing a five-part webinar covering a wide variety of research-based crop production information. Set to debut on Dec. 19, the “Strategic Farming – Optimizing Management for 2020” series will feature University of Minnesota specialists and educators addressing key management topics.

Each of the below will take place live at the designated time, providing an opportunity for farmers to ask questions. Each session will also be recorded and available for later viewing.

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