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Farmers Able to Get Early Start on the Harvest Season [AUDIO]

Farmers across Minnesota have started getting in their fields for an early jump in the harvest season.

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Peter Ackerman begins to harvest his crops. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Peter Ackerman begins to harvest his crops. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Remember Your Local Farmers During National Farm Safety Week [AUDIO]

Everyday farmers put themselves through challenges that may put them in harms way. This week is National Farm Safety and Health Week.

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Scott Olson/Getty Images
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Wet Summer Raises Questions About Upcoming Harvest Season [AUDIO]

Farmers around Central Minnesota will soon be in the fields for the harvest season. But the heavy rains throughout the summer and recent weeks have local farmers hoping for the best.

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Farmers May See Big Yield But Prices Won’t Follow [AUDIO]

A recent report from the U.S Department of Agriculture shows farmers will have a record harvest this fall but they may not profit.

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New Drone Technology Sparks Curiousity For Farmers [AUDIO]

Technology in the agricultural industry continues to expand each year with new equipment or farming techniques. Over the last couple of years farmers have been working with unmanned aerial devices (UAVs) or drones.

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Blueberry season is in full swing across the state. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Blueberry season is in full swing across the state. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Berry Farms Set for Peak of Blueberry Season [VIDEO]

Berry farms across the state are hitting the peak of blueberry season.

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Butch Thells (right) greets one of the cows on his 125-year-old dairy farm. (Photo: Alex Svejkovksy, WJON News)
Butch Thells (right) greets one of the cows on his 125-year-old dairy farm. (Photo: Alex Svejkovksy, WJON News)
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Local Dairy Farm Still Going Strong 125 Years Later [VIDEO]

In honor of Dairy Month we are taking some time to highlight some unique dairy stories around Central Minnesota.

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Photo: Paul Seipel
Photo: Paul Seipel
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High-Speed Planter Helps Farmers With Short Planting Window [AUDIO & PHOTOS]

The heavy rainfall last month has limit the time farmers can get in the fields to plant crops. With the planting window closing, John Deere has developed a new high-speed planter to help speed up the process.

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Planting Delays Raise Concern For Minnesota Farmers [AUDIO]

The long winter and rainy spring has not been kind to Minnesota farmers. The latest crop report says farmers are way behind the five-year average when it comes to planting corn.

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Disabled farmers gather at the Holiday Inn for the 21st Annual AgrAbility Fenceline Conference. (PHOTO: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News_
Disabled farmers gather at the Holiday Inn for the 21st Annual AgrAbility Fenceline Conference. (PHOTO: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News_
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21st Annual AgrAbility Conference Looks to Keep Disabled Farmers in the Fields [VIDEO]

Disabled farmers gathered at the Holiday Inn, in St. Cloud, today (Monday) for the 21st Annual AgrAbility Fenceline Conference. The conference is designed to help farmers who are injured on the job get back to work.

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Hundreds interested in farming head to the River's Edge Convention Center for the Central MN Farm Show. (PHOTO: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Hundreds interested in farming head to the River's Edge Convention Center for the Central MN Farm Show. (PHOTO: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Central MN Farm Show Continues Long Standing Tradition [VIDEO]

For the past 40 years those in the agricultural industry have circled their calenders for the Central Minnesota Farm Show.

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Sauk Rapids-Rice students interact at FFA meeting. (PHOTO: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News).
Sauk Rapids-Rice students interact at FFA meeting. (PHOTO: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News).
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Students Find Their Calling in Sauk Rapids-Rice FFA Program [VIDEO]

Many high school students spend their time finding some place they belong. At Sauk Rapids-Rice, some students have found that place in FFA.

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