SWCD: It’s never too late for cover crops

Oct 5, 2022
You don’t have to be an enthusiast to know that cover crops have been gaining a lot of traction in recent years, and it’s been with good reason. From their increased use on farms across the country to numerous field days promoting them, magazine and newspaper articles abound, even podcasts and...

Rolling the hay

Jun 22, 2022
People roll large round bales of hay out of the northbound lane of Lyon Avenue in Lake City on Monday, June 20. The bales appear to have fallen off a trailer loaded with bales parked up the block. Police soon arrived, then a skid loader. And soon all that was left were some stray pieces of hay on...

Family Night on the Farm showcases Scotch Prairie’s high tech dairy operation

Jun 22, 2022
From huge climate-controlled environments down to tiny grains, seemingly everything that goes in and comes out of the Scotch Prairie Farms dairy operation is analyzed and tailored for optimal operation. The rural Lake City farm hosted the annual Wabasha County Family Night of the Farm on June 16,...

Holsts win dairy quality award

Jun 15, 2022
Holst Family Farms of Lake City received National Dairy Quality Award for top quality milk during 2022 awards from National Masitis Council ceremony in San Diego, Calif. “Honored as one of the ‘best of the best’ across the states, the Holst Family takes pride in quality, nutritious milk produced...

Tractors come to school as planting picks up

May 25, 2022
The parking lot on the Jefferson end of Lincoln High School looked like an implement dealership Friday, May 20. It’s become an annual tradition for students to drive tractors to school on a day near the end of the school year. After school the tractors left town in a procession down Lyon Avenue....

Budget provides support for farmers, ag industry

Aug 11, 2021
One of the highlights coming out of the 2021 legislative session was the new agriculture budget. I truly believe that agriculture is the backbone of our economy. Those of us who live outside the metro understand that a thriving agriculture economy is critical to our overall success as a state. Our...

Voth dairy expansion approved and other things to know

May 12, 2021
The Goodhue County Board of Commissioners met on May 4 to discuss an array of topics, including the Voth Dairy expansion, aquatic invasive species removal and a new solar energy system. Here is what you need to know: Aquatic invasive species Through a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources...

Local foundation launches agriculture scholarship, seeks donors

Mar 10, 2021
The Greater Lake City Community Foundation has created a new scholarship, which will be awarded annually to a graduating Lincoln High School student who plans to pursue studies in an agricultural-related field. “America is blessed with abundant food because of those who sustain the land and...

State releases new groundwater protection maps for farmers

Feb 3, 2021
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has issued updated maps that will help farmers across the state comply with the Groundwater Protection Rule. The Groundwater Protection Rule aims to reduce the risk of nitrate from fertilizer impacting groundwater in areas of the state where soils are...

Wabasha County has CARES Act funds for farmers

Oct 14, 2020
Wabasha County is announcing that $100,000 in funding is being dedicated to local small farms. Coronavirus Relief Fund is awarding $1,000 to eligible farmers in Wabasha County through the Federal CARES Act Fund. This grant is awarded to the first 100 farming entities that are eligible. Deadline...


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