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StormTeam 3: *Rainfall totals update*

Some of us saw rain, others saw none

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Walz signs bill aiding Minnesota farmers facing foreclosure

Gov. Tim Walz has signed a bill that stops farm foreclosures until Dec. 1 for farmers struggling with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic who elect to take part in creditor mediation.

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StormTeam 3: Rainfall totals from the past 24 hours

We had a healthy serving of rain across the area

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Iowa Rep. Steve King working on bill to ease pork farmers' woes

The bill being drafted would pay farmers a percentage of the market value of the hogs they euthanize.

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Iowa health officials: Covid-19 outbreak confirmed in Howard County

The outbreak was at Upper Iowa Beef in Lime Springs.

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KIMT goes 1-on-1 with Vice President Mike Pence (full interview)

Vice President spent time with KIMT's Tyler Utzka on Friday in Des Moines.

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StormTeam 3: Freeze warning early Monday morning

Two more freezing nights and then we are done

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StormTeam 3: Showers Saturday night, brief snow Mother's Day morning

Most people are unlikely to notice the snow that will fall Sunday morning

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StormTeam 3: Freeze Warning early Saturday, more cold weather inbound

The next few nights will all feature some chilly temps

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StormTeam3: Frost vs. Freeze

What's the difference?

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The struggles dairy farmers face during coronavirus pandemic

We're finding out how farmers are faring - as many of them are being forced to dump their milk.

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Meat prices expected to increase: 'Simply a supply-demand equation'

The coronavirus has created a perfect storm for meat producers. Between plant shutdowns and farmers having to euthanize livestock, that means less choice and higher prices.

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Hog farmers facing a tough road ahead: 'It's pretty tough for me to even think about'

Hog farmers are having to euthanize many of their pigs. Those that aren't having to do that are still concerned about the future.

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President Trump order keeping meat packing plants open worries unions

More than 20 meatpacking plants have closed temporarily because of the outbreak. One union estimates that 6,500 workers are sick or have been exposed while working near someone who tested positive.

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Minnesota producers euthanize livestock; food supply stable

Minnesota's top agriculture official says producers are having to euthanize pigs and chickens because of decreased demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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'Pass the Pork' program launched to feed Iowans during pandemic

'This program will help bring pork to our local communities when they need it most.'

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Pork farmers panic as virus ruins hopes for great year

Restaurant closures due to the coronavirus have contributed to an estimated $5 billion in losses this year for the U.S. pork industry, and almost overnight millions of hogs stacking up on farms now have little value.

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Minnesota issues new coronavirus guidance for meatpackers

'The meatpacking sector is an important part of Minnesota's economy and a critical source for our food supply.'

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At least 1,000 gallons of fertilizer leak in Winneshiek County

Coop says leak happened sometime over the winter.

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USDA to spend $19 billion to maintain food supply chains

'President Trump and USDA are standing with our farmers, ranchers, and all citizens to make sure they are taken care of.'

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Farmers waiting for Congress to replenish the Paycheck Protection Program

Farmers couldn't apply to program until a week after other small businesses.

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Farmers facing challenges ahead of planting season

From dropping crop prices to dairy farmers being forced to dump product due to low demand, farmers that make up part of the nation's food supply are facing challenges

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Economists: Virus will cause huge damage to Iowa ag industry

The economists say the ethanol industry will see $2.5 billion in losses due to lower fuel demand and the state's hog industry $2.1 billion in losses.

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Bad weather, trade wars, keep lid on Minnesota farm income

According to the annual report from University of Minnesota Extension and Minnesota State, median net farm income was up slightly from 2018 but still low at $36,211.

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Study showing benefits of cover crops

From water and soil retention to increasing corn and soybean yields, a 10-year study done across Iowa is showing the power of planting cover crops

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'Momma on a mission' backs Walz's call for farm safety money

She has channeled her grief into a campaign for farm safety, including a pair of bills dubbed Landon's Law that are making their way through the Legislature.

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President Trump signals he's prepared to give farmers more federal aid

The Trump administration so far has committed to providing farmers with $27 billion in assistance.

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StormTeam 3: Light snow possible later this week

Most spots will only see snow showers or flurries

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StormTeam 3: Mild end of January; colder for February

Temps could stay in the 30s for most of the week

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Ag world praises Senate approval of new North American trade deal

Passage seen as victory for President Trump and ag producers.

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Farmers weigh buying older tractors for field work

Skyrocketing costs and declining commodity prices are making farmers think twice about plunking down over $100,000 for a new tractor.

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Iowa leaders cheer on President as he signs first phase of China trade deal

Iowa's governor, two U.S. Senators, and former governor Branstad all attend ceremony.

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StormTeam 3: Wintry mix possible Wednesday morning

Light snow and ice all at stake

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StormTeam 3: Snow expected into Tonight

Most spots could see up to 3"

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StormTeam 3: High probability of heavy snow staying away from area

Close to a foot could fall in parts of the Midwest

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StormTeam 3: Details on weekend storm

Looks to stay mainly southeast of the viewing area

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StormTeam 3: Cold temps for tonight

Wind chills will be below zero

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StormTeam 3: Colder temps coming midweek

Below zero wind chills for Wednesday morning

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StormTeam 3: Friday night snowfall totals

Totals could go above 6" for some

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StormTeam 3 (10 pm update): Snow likely Friday afternoon and evening

Minor accumulation and travel impacts are possible

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Iowa officials taking comments on new hemp growing rules

Iowa agriculture officials are taking comments on proposed new rules that will regulate hemp production in the state.

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StormTeam 3: January temperature outlook looking mild

Models indicating a good chance of temps above average this month

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Farm, ethanol groups angered at final EPA ethanol rule

The Environmental Protection Agency released its final renewable fuel standard but it didn’t include language that President Donald Trump agreed to in meetings with industry officials, Iowa’s governor and congressional representatives during September and October.

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StormTeam 3: November in December for Christmas Week

Temps look to stay above average coming soon

Minnesota Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 25208

Reported Deaths: 1060
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Hennepin8514616
Ramsey3075128
Stearns203013
Nobles15445
Anoka142970
Dakota134957
Washington64532
Olmsted63410
Kandiyohi4971
Rice4622
Scott4362
Clay42728
Mower3452
Wright3202
Todd3190
Sherburne2462
Carver2182
Benton1783
Steele1600
Blue Earth1420
Martin1325
Freeborn1250
St. Louis11814
Pine890
Unassigned8810
Nicollet8810
Winona8015
Cottonwood760
Watonwan750
Carlton750
Crow Wing712
Otter Tail700
Goodhue683
Chisago621
Polk612
Lyon570
Itasca5510
Dodge530
Chippewa511
Morrison470
Meeker450
Douglas440
Le Sueur441
Becker400
Murray390
Jackson390
McLeod370
Isanti350
Waseca260
Rock220
Swift190
Mille Lacs191
Pennington190
Faribault190
Wabasha180
Fillmore171
Sibley160
Brown162
Beltrami150
Cass142
Norman130
Marshall120
Pipestone120
Kanabec111
Wilkin113
Wadena100
Koochiching90
Pope90
Aitkin80
Mahnomen61
Yellow Medicine60
Big Stone60
Lincoln50
Redwood50
Renville50
Red Lake40
Grant40
Lac qui Parle30
Clearwater30
Traverse30
Houston20
Hubbard20
Roseau20
Lake10
Kittson10
Stevens10

Iowa Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 19669

Reported Deaths: 555
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Polk4236133
Woodbury276136
Black Hawk174745
Linn95379
Dallas91623
Marshall89616
Buena Vista8100
Johnson6149
Wapello59712
Muscatine55741
Crawford5282
Tama40327
Scott36110
Dubuque34619
Louisa34511
Sioux2830
Pottawattamie2698
Jasper26017
Washington1898
Wright1780
Warren1350
Plymouth1332
Allamakee1204
Story1161
Mahaska9510
Poweshiek908
Henry711
Bremer696
Des Moines651
Boone650
Clinton641
Taylor560
Clarke560
Guthrie513
Cedar481
Benton431
Hamilton430
Webster421
Monroe385
Shelby370
Jones360
Clayton343
Osceola340
Buchanan330
Iowa330
Marion320
Cherokee310
Jefferson300
Cerro Gordo291
Madison292
Lee270
Fayette270
Monona250
Winneshiek240
Lyon240
Davis230
Harrison230
Dickinson210
Sac200
Grundy200
Mills190
Floyd191
Humboldt181
Clay170
Delaware171
Hardin170
Butler171
Lucas170
Emmet160
Hancock160
Appanoose143
Ida140
Page140
Franklin140
Keokuk140
Pocahontas130
Greene130
Howard120
Cass120
Audubon121
Jackson120
Carroll110
Winnebago110
Chickasaw100
Kossuth100
Adair90
Van Buren90
Union90
Montgomery80
Adams70
Palo Alto70
Fremont40
Ringgold40
Mitchell40
Worth30
Calhoun20
Wayne10
Decatur10
Unassigned10
Rochester
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