Governor, Ag Commissioner Stop at Millerville Farm

Governor, Ag Commissioner Stop at Millerville Farm

(Millerville, MN) The stop was perhaps more symbolic than anything, but one that was appreciated by those in attendance.  Governor Tim Walz and Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Thom Peterson paid a visit to the Mike and Britney Roers farm, south of Millerville Thursday.  The Roers own less than a couple hundred head of milk cows, but […]

Farm visit: “Pigs are like the ultimate tractor”

Letting a group of foraging pigs loose onto marginal land is an excellent method of regenerating the soil back into production and is an environmentally friendly practice. That’s exactly the type of farming Angus McIntosh is trying to operate in South Africa. Regenerative agriculture builds ups the soil resulting in healthier plants, which in turn […]

Biden executive order promotes competition in agriculture and food is a good first step

Biden executive order promotes competition in agriculture and food is a good first step

Earlier this month, President Biden issued an executive order that takes significant action to reduce the trend of corporate consolidation, increase competition, and deliver concrete benefits to America’s consumers, workers, farmers and small businesses. The Missouri Rural Crisis Center, a statewide farm and rural membership organization representing the interests of independent family farms and rural […]

Napa County Farm Bureau honors Pina and Dillon

Davie Pina

The Napa County Farm Bureau has named Davie Pina as Napa Valley’s 2021 Agriculturalist of the Year.  Submitted photo FOR THE WEEKLY CALISTOGAN The Napa County Farm Bureau has named Davie Pina as Napa Valley’s 2021 Agriculturalist of the Year and Supervisor Diane Dillon as Napa Valley’s 2021 Friend of Agriculture. Pina and Dillon were […]

From a cowshed to a dairy farm: story of a homemaker becoming an entrepreneur

From a cowshed to a dairy farm: story of a homemaker becoming an entrepreneur

Monwara Begum’s five-year journey from being a homemaker to a successful entrepreneur began with three cows. Her dream journey began in 2016 when she convinced her husband to buy the cows to get milk to meet the family’s requirements.   A small cowshed was made for the cattle at her Sreepur village in Boalkhali upazila […]