Forge Steele County Agriculture

Whether out in the fields or supporting jobs in manufacturing, transportation and beyond, Steele County’s farmers have a big impact. Forge Magazine brings you the latest in agricultural news.

Pro-Pet purchased by ag conglomerate Cargill
By: William Morris January 4, 2018 OWATONNA — Ohio-based Pro-Pet, which makes high-grade pet food in Owatonna, Kansas and Ohio,
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From the GreenSeam: December 2017
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Grow through the snow: area greenhouses produce lettuce, tomatoes year-round
By: James Figy December 1, 2017 When Jay Johnson got started in agriculture as he grew up, there was a
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Objecting all the way, most farmers meet buffer deadline
By Mark Steil, Minnesota Public Radio News November 10, 2017 Along a tributary of the Redwood River in Pipestone County in
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Hormel to buy ‘millennial’ meat firm for $850 million
By: Jeff Kiger, Post-Bulletin November 2, 2017 AUSTIN — Hormel Foods announced a deal today to buy a “millennial-focused” meat
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From the GreenSeam: October 2017
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Local food, local money: Farmers markets on the rise
By: Lisa Cownie October 1, 2017 Looking beyond the grocery store? You’re not alone! It’s a movement that is quietly making
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From the GreenSeam: August 2017
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Agricultural Education: Book learning, field smarts
By: Lisa Cownie August 1, 2017 As southern Minnestoa emerges as one of the key players in the agriculture industry, the
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Growing the Economy: Ethanol continues to harvest rewards
By: Lisa Cownie August 1, 2017 Ethanol contributed $1.98 billion to Minnesota’s gross domestic product in 2016, generated $6.67 billion in
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