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...

Cover crop production field day announced

Jul 22, 2020
Goodhue Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is holding a Cover Crop Production Field Day from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Ed and Jane McNamara Farm, 37299 171 Avenue, Goodhue. It will be held rain or shine. Topics will include: • Local producer panel discussion on...

Six principles of soil health

Apr 30, 2020
Editor’s note: This article is the last of a six-part series profiling the soil health efforts of Wabasha County farmers. People can read the rest on the Wabasha County Soil and Water Conservation District website, Soil health is all the buzz in the ag world. The Wabasha...

City sells farm

Mar 25, 2020
A months-long process to sell farmland owned by the City of Lake City appears to be nearing conclusion. At a special meeting Monday, March 23, The Lake City city council unanimously approved a sale of the roughly 77 acres in Lake Township to Wesley and Joshua Moechnig for $425,000 with $25,000 in...

Workshop covers soil building on rented land

Mar 4, 2020
Farmers looking to invest in soil building on rented land can participate in an upcoming workshop from Land Stewardship Project (LSP). It will be held Friday, March 13, at the Bluff Country Co-op, 121 W. 2nd St., in Winona, Minn. v This workshop is an introduction to soil health and the resources...

Suicide prevention workshop focuses on ag communities

Mar 4, 2020
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Southeast Minnesota and Zumbro Valley Medical Society are sponsoring safeTALK training workshops for the agricultural communities. People will learn how to prevent suicide by recognizing signs, engaging someone, and connecting them to an intervention...

No bids for city farmland

Feb 20, 2020
No bids were submitted on over 70 acres of farmland owned by the City of Lake City by the Jan. 24 deadline, City Administrator Rob Keehn told the city council at its Feb. 10 meeting. The city originally purchased the land in Lake Township as a place to spread material from its sewage treament...


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