• Paula Mohr

    What's the Hold-Up?

    Northstar Notes

     by Paula Mohr
     on July 24, 2013

    Given all that has been going on for the past decade with ag water quality, one would think this piece would have been taken care of awhile ago. In 2010, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture started the process to revise the state's 20-year-old Nitrogen Fertilizer Management Plan to better align it with current water resource conditions and program resources. That was a good move. A Nitrogen Fertilizer Management Plan advisory committee was formed to assist the MDA in the…

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  • Paula Mohr

    Corn and Cows Way Up North

    Northstar Notes

     by Paula Mohr
     on July 15, 2013

    It was a productive, story-gathering three days for me this week as I traveled to the northwest corner of the state. I joined the Minnesota Cattlemen's summer beef tour in Roseau and stopped by the Magnusson Research Farm while there. Plus, I made other visits to farms for stories you'll see in The Farmer over the next several months. I was in that part of the state last summer when I participated in the Minnesota Soybean Growers' See For Yourself tour. That trip was an…

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    Farm Visits Always Welcome

    Northstar Notes

     by Paula Mohr
     on July 5, 2013

    The best part of my job is the chance to get out of the office and visit a farm. I thoroughly enjoy the people, the landscape, the aromas. And with June Dairy Month, I savor an added advantage: Eating ice cream and cheese, and tossing back a cold glass of milk. Last Saturday, my friend Deb accompanied me to Autumnwood Farm, south of Forest Lake. The weather was beautiful for our short road trip to the farm’s open house. Farm open house workers were ready for the throngs of…

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