An isolated doomsday vault located between Norway and the Arctic Circle contains 930,000 seeds from food crops around the world. A huge steel door protects the entrance to the facility, which is deep inside a mountainside.

The University of Minnesota Southern Research and Outreach Center’s 2020 Winter Crops Day will be Jan. 17 at the outreach center in Waseca and at the Heintz Center in Rochester.

There are many reasons why 2019 could not come to an end quick enough. For many farmers, the growing season was among the worst in recent memory.

The “shop local and buy local’’ movement gets national attention on the Saturday following Thanksgiving, but it should be a priority year-round.

Isaac Orr’s “Environmental groups take aim at Minn. farmers,” published in Agri News on Nov. 4, does a disservice to Minnesota independent family farmers, rural residents and all the citizens who share a deep commitment to standing up for stewardship of the land as well as vibrant and viable…

The farm crisis should be of great concern to all of us. It affects our neighbors, our local economies, our most fundamental way of life.

Minnesota and Iowa have lost nearly half of their dairy herds in the past decade. Dairy operations are failing at an alarming rate as the number of farm bankruptcies continues to increase.

It’s important to separate President Donald Trump’s words from his actions. That was made obvious last month when the administration sided with the Environmental Protection Agency against the U.S. Department of Agriculture with regards to renewable fuels.

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.