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This week, three Minnesota soybean farmers joined nearly 100 National Biodiesel Board (NBB) members in Washington, D.C. to take part in their semi-annual membership meeting and Hill visits. Farmers, blenders and biodiesel producers from across the country heard updates on…


Bill Gordon, a soybean farmer from Worthington, concluded a whirlwind South America trade mission alongside fellow commodity leaders and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA). Gordon’s delegation departed Colombia after two days in Bogotá, where he met with USDA Undersecretary…


With Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) farmer leaders looking on, Gov. Tim Walz again put his signature on the Omnibus Agriculture Finance Bill in a signing ceremony Tuesday in St. Paul. Gov. Walz signed the bill in late May, but…


Pesticide applicators are reminded of restrictions for the herbicide The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has denied the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association’s formal request for a seven-day extension of the June 20 dicamba application cutoff date. MSGA’s farmer-led Drift Task Force sent…


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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement on disaster and trade-related assistance: “Whether it’s because of natural disasters or unfair retaliatory tariffs, farmers across the country are facing significant challenges and tough decisions on their farms and…


Poor planting conditions this spring are forcing some farmers to make decisions on prevented planting. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is advising farmers about the legal requirements for selling and buying seed in Minnesota. This includes cover crop seed.…


Congresswoman calls for expansion of biodiesel tax credits After visiting the farm of Brad Hovel in Cannon Falls, and hearing about the importance of biofuels production in Minnesota’s farm economy, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig continued her fight for stability in…


Agriculture trade was front and center this week in Bogotá, Colombia in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) largest ever trade mission. “We are anxious to leave no stone unturned when it comes to trade,” USDA Under Secretary…