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Spring brings new life to the farm. For many, it’s also time to empty manure pits. The process is dangerous, so certain protocols should be followed, say Brett Ramirez and Dan Andersen, Extension ag engineers with Iowa State University.

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PRESTON, Minn. – Aaron Gillespie is committed to experimentation on his farm, to the point that he has dedicated 7 acres for new techniques and crops. Recently he’s been working with cover crops and regenerative farming methods on his southeastern-Minnesota farms that include 1,000 acres of organic and 200 acres of conventional crops.

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OPINION  I’d like to offer a rebuttal to what I feel was a short-sighted and inaccurate letter to the editor recently published. I’m quite disappointed that it undercuts so many of the great articles in the Agri-View that highlight the successes of young farmers promoting soil-health practices.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s annual Agricultural Outlook Forum provides the first glimpse at crop acreage and yield expectations, as well as supply, use and price estimates for the upcoming marketing year. It covers major field crops such as cotton, grains and oilseeds. The forum also provides important market outlooks for livestock and dairy. It highlights the forecast for U.S. agricultural exports and imports during the fiscal year. This article provides a summary of key market information presented at USDA’s February 2021 Agricultural Outlook Forum.

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“Unprecedented” was chosen by dictionary.com as the “People’s Choice” for Word of the Year for 2020. That term was used to describe almost every aspect of our lives this past year, from the weather to the election and of course the pandemic. And with all that unprecedented-ness came new levels of uncertainty.

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RENSSELAER — Two White County students with the Rensselaer 4-H team took first place out of 27 teams at the National Livestock Judging Competition late last month in Kansas City, Mo.