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Farmers who raise organic crops will harvest a record number of acres this year as consumer demand for their production continues to grow.

The first obvious sign of the season-long flood is a perfectly level, three-foot high ring of dried mud on the machine shed’s siding. Nature put it there and, in time, will likely wash it away.

The Farm Service Agency is seriously understaffed at a time when the agency’s services are needed more than ever.

Upper Iowa Beef is a success story in the rough-and-tumble beef processing industry. The firm’s recent announcement that it plans a $7 million expansion at its Lime Springs. Iowa, facility promises a brighter future for beef producers in both Iowa and southern Minnesota.

Politicians, including Democratic presidential candidates, have been spreading the idea that union workers like their health insurance so much that it creates an obstacle for implementing Medicare for all.

The Minnesota Board of Animal Health and the state’s department of agriculture -– two agencies with differing missions but ultimately like-minded goals -– have been stiffly challenged in recent decades.

Unease is settling into farm country as thick as fog on a mid-September morning. Uncertainty is the primary culprit as fall begins and frustration builds.