Upper Midwest

The latest agricultural news related to Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, and other states in the Upper Midwestern Region of the U.S.

New testing requirements for dairy cattle producers facing HPAI; ranchers fire back on a controversial proposal from the Bureau of Land Management; and our latest feel-good stories about some country music legends.
So far, Black Cutworm Moths have been trapped in Wisconsin and Illinois. The invasive pest larvae can cause crop damage if the eggs are not destroyed before they hatch.
While the “I” states are waiting for better weather, corn plantings are picking up in drier corners of farm country.
Another round of HPAI cases in poultry and dairy cattle plague Michigan producers, updates on the Kansas wildfires, and other top rural news stories from last week.
The case, which occurred at a facility between Lansing and Grand Rapids, culled more than 2 million birds.
Meet Erica Sawatzke, a passionate sixth-generation turkey, corn, and soy FarmHER dedicated to preserving her family’s agricultural legacy at Oakdale Farms in Kensington, Minnesota.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has significantly adjusted its spring weather outlook this year, notably removing the word ‘flood’ from its forecast.
Meet Annaliese Wegner, a Wisconsin dairy FarmHER, mom to twins, and a passionate agriculture advocate.
As spring approaches, farmers in Minnesota face critical decisions regarding their fertilizer strategies. Here are some expert tips from the state’s extension program.
USDA Meteorologists are raising alarms over low snowpacks in key Northwestern watersheds that may lead to water shortages and disrupt spring or summer planting.
Stakeholders are encouraged to submit comments by March 4, 2024, either online or by mail.
South Dakota legislators voted against a ban on weather modification experiments over sustainability concerns and hindrance on grain and ethanol production.
South Dakota lawmakers are focusing on value-added agriculture in new legislation initiatives for the state. The State House Majority Leader Representative says these bills would be the strongest landowner protections passed in two decades.
USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey says a couple of areas of concern include continued stress on livestock, and if extreme cold temperatures induce winter kill on the winter wheat crops in some regions.
Expert strategies for safeguarding livestock as so many parts of U.S. farm country deal with the incoming Polar Vortex.