AgUpdate - Weekly

Love is true when it is given and it comes back to you

Since the publication of this column falls on Valentine’s Day, I thought it would be appropriate to talk a little about love. We use the wo… Read more


FFA students visit the capitol to discuss ag policy

ADA, Minn. – FFA students from across the state are gearing up for a unique opportunity, the Ag Policy Experience (APEx). A select number o… Read more

Big city, big fun on weekend outing with grandchild

I’m exhausted. Read more

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New definitions to WOTUS released, replacing 2015 rule

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army finalized a new Waters of the U.S. (… Read more


New partnership to better explain data on state’s impaired waters

MANKATO, Minn. – The 2020 list of impaired waters in Minnesota is out, but it’s important to understand what that list is actually saying. … Read more

Optimism important to surviving farm economic recession

Editor’s note: The following column from Dr. Mike Rosmann ran in our paper Sept. 14, 2018. Please enjoy this former column while Dr. Mike t… Read more


Peterson discusses opportunities ahead for Minnesota agriculture

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Despite last year’s challenges – bad weather conditions, trade disputes and poor pricing – there’s always opportunity … Read more


Better times ahead for livestock producers

There were no surprises in January’s USDA Cattle Inventory Report. After increases in the U.S. beef cow herd every year since 2014, Jan. 1 … Read more

The Week Ahead

Bird Island Township, MN
Sunny. Highs in the upper teens and lows in the upper single digits.Thu
Abundant sunshine. Highs in the mid 30s and lows in the low teens.Fri
10%34° 12°
Sunny. Highs in the mid 30s and lows in the upper teens.Sat
10%35° 19°
Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 30s and lows in the low 20s.Sun
10%33° 20°
More clouds than sun. Highs in the low 30s and lows in the low 20s.Mon
20%30° 23°
Cloudy. Highs in the upper 20s and lows in the mid teens.Tue
20%29° 15°
Mostly cloudy and windy. Highs in the upper teens and lows -3 to 1F.Wed
20%17° -1°