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A loan program designed to help nontraditional farmers start or expand their businesses is doubling the maximum amount that emerging farmers can borrow. The Pilot Agricultural Microloan Program from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s (MDA) Rural Finance Authority (RFA) can…


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Jamie Beyer is ready for her second act. The Wheaton farmer’s first year presiding over the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association hit an unforeseen roadblock in March, when COVID-19 effectively closed down MSGA’s face-to-face advocacy outreach. As a result, MSGA’s fundraising…


Leaders representing Minnesota agricultural advocacy groups, including the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association, signed onto a letter Monday imploring the Minnesota legislature to pass full Section 179 conformity during a potential August special session. The letter was written in response to…


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The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is offering two new ways that farmers and others involved in agriculture can contact the Minnesota Farm & Rural Helpline: text and email. “We want to make it as easy as possible for our…


The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association is extremely disappointed and dismayed by the Minnesota Legislature’s inability to reach an agreement on a bonding bill during multiple special sessions in June and July. “We’d like to see a more cooperative spirit from…


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The American Soybean Association (ASA), led President and Minnesota farmer Bill Gordon, will celebrate a century of soybean advocacy in August with a return to the site where it all began. ASA was formed when brothers Taylor, Noah and Finis…


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While state agencies have put on hold rulemaking for water permitting fees and “Clean Cars,” other rulemaking efforts in Minnesota remain in effect. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is holding its draft permitting period for NPDES permits for feedlots. The…


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Agricultural producers who have not yet completed their crop acreage reports after spring planting should make an appointment with their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office before the applicable deadline. July 15 is a major deadline for most crops, but acreage reporting…