Farmers call it "plant and pray." With supply far outpacing demand, another huge corn crop is projected in 2020.
Payments to go to farmers, ranchers facing price declines and market disruptions
It has sparked a more than sixfold increase in COVID-19 cases in Todd County over the past two weeks.
Federal prosecutors say he had two co-conspirators who worked at the CHS elevator in Herman.
Minnesota's biggest pork processing plant reopened for grim duty: killing pigs without turning them into food. The job will help farmers who are contending with barns that are full and crowded by new pigs being born every day.
Group tracks where nearly 50 million tons of animal waste goes on Minnesota fields, adding nitrates to wells, rivers and lakes.
Sales of laboratory-developed products rose 35% in a month.
Manitoba-based HyLife is one of Canada's largest producers.
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"Fair repair" legislation is under consideration in Minnesota to force manufacturers to share their repair manuals and parts with independent repair shops.
Even as the outbreak began to force plants to temporarily close last month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture continued granting permission to chicken processors to boost speeds by 25% on production lines.
Executives said they expect costs to be about $30 million to $40 million above previous expectations for each of the next two quarters.
A week before JBS idled its Worthington pork plant, it was clear that meatpacking plants had become clusters of the virus. But until April 20, JBS was running the plant, which can slaughter as many as 21,000 hogs a day, at full tilt. JBS has made strides since shutting down, but workers say it was slow to react
Tens of thousands of pigs have been euthanized in Minnesota in recent weeks thanks to the shutdowns of meatpacking plants after outbreaks of coronavirus among workers. The site where euthanized hogs are ground into compost in Nobles County is a wide open field across the road from a lakeside vineyard.
The only guidance from the federal government has been that meat processors should "consider" tests.