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No-till is just one of the practices farmers are using to be more sustainable. Michelle Rook / Special to Forum News Service
Farmers promote sustainability during Earth Day
April 22, 2017 - 5:00am
April 5, 2017
Wally, a 250-pound pig who jumped off a truck on his way to a Sioux Falls slaughterhouse, is seen her at the SoulSpace Sanctuary near New Richmond, Wis. (Submitted photo)
Spared ribs: Western Wis. sanctuary takes in footloose pig
April 5, 2017 - 11:13am
April 3, 2017
The Minnesota House debates a transportation funding bill on Friday, March 31, 2017. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Transportation bills pass, starting the real Minnesota talks
April 3, 2017 - 10:58am
February 17, 2017
Minnesota Sen. Andrew Lang of Olivia receives congratulations from Sen. Gary Dahms of Redwood Falls on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, on getting his first bill passed. The legislation funds a farmer loan program. David Oakes /  Minnesota Senate
Minnesota farm loan program wins approval in time for spring
February 17, 2017 - 2:00pm
February 2, 2017
Gov. Mark Dayton gets plenty of publicity every year when he shows off a Minnesota-gown turkey to the media, but farmes say they want more than a photo op from the state. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
MN farmers want state aid, more in policy than money
February 2, 2017 - 8:52am
January 4, 2017
Minnesota Farmers Union selects interim president
January 4, 2017 - 4:00pm
January 2, 2017
Rother, Sorg participate in CHS New Leaders Forum
January 2, 2017 - 10:17am
November 29, 2016
Gabriella Sorg, center, is pictured with her parents, Bill and Juanita Sorg, after receiving the American FFA Degree. (Submitted photo)
Two Hastings students earn highest FFA degree
November 29, 2016 - 8:28am
November 24, 2016
Jennie-O Turkey Store shares results bonus with employees
November 24, 2016 - 1:00pm
Klobuchar on Obama's renewable fuel requirement: 'We couldn't have better Thanksgiving news'
November 24, 2016 - 6:00am
November 2, 2016
Wayne Kieffer, left, accepts the award from DCSWCD Board Supervisor Laura Zanmiller. (Submitted photo)
Wayne Kieffer family receives award for outstanding conservation efforts
November 2, 2016 - 4:52pm
October 6, 2016
Hastings’ new yarn store isn’t big, and it’s not traditional retail. But it does offer a variety of natural yarn and fiber products, all of it local. (Star Gazette photo by Katrina Styx)
Rach-Al-Paca opens new yarn store
October 6, 2016 - 2:55pm
July 12, 2016
The state buffer map shows waterways in the Hastings area that require buffers. (Minnesota Department of Natural Resources map)
Minnesota water buffer maps released
July 12, 2016 - 11:59am
July 3, 2016
A similar project to the one being built in Hastings, EGP-NA’s Sheldon Springs PV project in Vermont is pictured here. (Submitted photo)
Local solar project to turn land into pollinator haven
July 3, 2016 - 8:00am
June 30, 2016
John Strohfus (pictured), owner of Strohfus Stock Farm, hopes to have hemp on the shelves soon. Strohfus, along with Ben Thurmes and Ken Anderson, is spearheading this endeavor. (Star Gazette photo by Noura Elmanssy)
Hastings gets first cultivated hemp field in Minnesota since 1950
June 30, 2016 - 3:06pm
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