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EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed a proclamation designating the week of June 22 as National Pollinator Week. Administrator Wheeler is the first EPA administrator to sign such a proclamation – joining leadership from the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), the USDA,…


Faribault County farmer Andy Linder knows that when it comes to making changes to farm management methods, the toughest obstacle to overcome often lies between the ears. It took several years of attending meetings, talking to other farmers and even…


The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association is seeking participation from Minnesota soybean farmers in a brief conservation survey, conducted by the American Soybean Association. All answers are confidential and will not be shared individually, but aggregated across the state and nation.…


United Soybean Board Director Gene Stoel, a Lake Wilson, Minn., farmer, was tapped to lead the Demand Sustainability Work Group. The committee, which was announced at USB's February board meeting, will be tasked with promoting soybeans through USB's sustainability protocol…


California is the nation's largest biodiesel market, consuming about a quarter of the biodiesel used in the United States. But that distinction didn't happen overnight, Tom Verry, director of outreach and development for the National Biodiesel Board (NBB), told a group…


The North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service, in conjunction with the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture and The North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education, hosted a half-day educational event for Red River…


The Rock County Corn and Soybean Growers Association hosted their second annual Farm to Table event this past Sunday at the Grand Prairie Events Center in Luverne, Minn.


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is required to review and re-evaluate active ingredients in crop production every 15 years. The pyrethroid class of insecticides is due for review in 2017, and EPA's decision could put the future of critical bifenthrin…