fbpx

MSGA Blog

Association News

Media Inquiries

Minnesota farmers who want to improve safety on their farms can now apply for funding through two programs from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) that help with the cost of buying, shipping and installing eligible safety equipment. “There’s very…


Sen. Foung Hawj arrived at Ryan Mackenthun’s farm at an ideal time in late September to see firsthand that the farming life can be a grind, especially during harvest.  “He got there and one of our combines had broken down,”…


In late September, Gov. Tim Walz announced a $10 million drought relief package to support Minnesota farmers and livestock producers impacted by severe drought conditions during the 2021 growing season. “Historic drought conditions have created extreme stress and financial hardship…


On Tuesday, Minnesota Congresswoman Angie Craig and Sen. Amy Klobuchar joined Reps. Cindy Axne (Iowa) and Cheri Bustos (Ill.) in leading a bicameral group of Congressional members spanning seven states in a letter urging the Biden administration to increase biofuels usage and reject any…


 The Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s (MDA) Emerging Farmers’ Working Group (EFWG) has openings for nine volunteer members for two-year terms. Minnesotans interested in making it easier for new and emerging farmers to create or sustain an agricultural business are encouraged…


The Farm Business Management Scholarship is an exclusive opportunity for Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certified producers to receive up to 75% off their tuition for the Farm Business Management Program. Applications for Fall semester 2021 are due by Oct. 1.…


capitol

The American Soybean Association and each of ASA’s 26 affiliated state soy associations are among more than 300 ag groups calling on lawmakers to protect family farms by maintaining stepped-up basis and other critical tax provisions as committees consider implementation…


soybean news

In order to preserve crucial technology for the future, the Drift Task Force held a meeting in early September with grower leaders and Minnesota Department of Agriculture officials to discuss over-the-top application of dicamba. Following the meeting, the Drift Task…