agriculture

Torch: Organic vs. non-organic

Jan 27, 2016
When you go to the supermarket, what type of foods do you buy? Do you buy non-organic or organically grown food? Maybe you buy some of both? Although, a non-organic grown apple may look and possibly even taste the same as an organic apple, it can sometimes be up to three times cheaper. Why the...

For farmers in 2015: Lots of crops, not much profit

Dec 30, 2015
Ag Partners completed construction on a 615,000 bushel, 90-foot diameter grain bin this summer, just in time. The bin, along with a half-million bushel bin built two years ago, are full thanks to a bumper crop raised by farmers in 2015. Mark Ryan of Ag Partners said farmers throughout Wabasha...

Lincoln ag teacher wins professional development scholarship

Nov 27, 2015
Lincoln High School agriculture teacher Nikki Beucler is one of a select group of agriculture teachers nationwide who received the 2015 Teachers Turn the Key (TTTK) professional development scholarship. As a scholarship recipient, Beucler attended the National Association of Agricultural Educators...

Bumper harvest winds down

Oct 29, 2015
Greg Tiedeman chopped cornstalks on a piece of farmland owned by Dan Smith along Old Territorial Road Monday. Greg was using his own chopper and a tractor borrowed from John Dose as he wrapped up part of the harvest. He said this year’s corn yield was one of the best ever and the crop dried down...

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