• Paula Mohr

    Ample Opportunity For Farm Voices At Water Discussions

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     by Paula Mohr
     on February 25, 2013

    Water quality continues to be a huge topic for discussion around the state. Everywhere you turn—or as you read emails, tweets and other online posts—some group or entity is having a meeting or public discussion on water quality. Right now, you have the opportunity to weigh in on the new ag water quality certification program at two more listening sessions sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Those are: 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, Mankato, South…

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    The Fluffy White Stuff Can Lift You, If You Let It

    Northstar Notes

     by Paula Mohr
     on February 14, 2013

    We woke this morning to one of those picture-postcard days with snow delicately blanketing everything. Rooftops, trees, fences, yard clutter, weeds—everything glistens in this white covering in the early sun. It truly is beautiful. Except if have to plow, commute and work in it. Then more snow is more likely an inconvenience. You have to factor in extra time to deal with it, and then you can actually get to your destination or get your job done. Yet, if you can take just five…

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    Super Bowl Ads Celebrate U.S. Farmers

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     by Paula Mohr
     on February 8, 2013

    I knew that Budweiser was going to air a top-notch ad during the Super Bowl that captured the essence of someone who cares deeply for animals. Days before the big game, I saw the newest Bud video online as friends shared it via social media. Compressed within 30 seconds, the film showed highlights of a breeder raising a colt until it matured into a beautiful Clydesdale. The breeder then had to say good-bye when the horse relocated to another barn for additional training. This horse…

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