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Ash tree killer confirmed in Franklin, Chickasaw counties

State agricultural officials say an insect that's killed millions of ash trees has been confirmed in three more Iowa counties, bring the total to 69 counties.

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Grassley says EPA 'screwed' farmers with biofuels exemptions

Sen. Charles Grassley says farmers were "screwed" by the Trump administration's decision to allow some refineries to not blend ethanol with gasoline as required under federal law.

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StormTeam 3: Fall temperatures could run below average

Climate Prediction Center has put the region under a better than normal chance to see cool temps

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StormTeam3: Beneficial rain is coming

Active weather pattern could bring our totals closer to normal by late this month

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Stormteam3: Few storms may be strong to severe today

Watch for a few storms containing hail and wind

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How a Rochester 7-year-old is helping farmers across the area

Seeds by Kids was started by a 7-year-old who hopes to spread kindness, and crops.

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StormTeam3: Lack of rain leading to abnormally dry conditions

17 out of the last 19 days have been rain-free leading to the first stage

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Klobuchar aims for rural voters with farm, health policies

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar is continuing her outreach to rural voters with the Wednesday release of a plan for revitalizing less-populated areas of the nation.

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Minnesota governor wants to ease tariff pressure on farmers

Gov. Tim Walz says he wants Minnesota farmers to know his administration is taking steps to ease their financial worries during the U.S. trade war with China.

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StormTeam3: Chance for rain into this weekend

Rising moisture could fuel some occasional showers this weekend.

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StormTeam 3: Summer temps coming back to start August

Highs go back into the 80s to end the week

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StormTeam 3: Severe storms possible Sunday

Storm timing will be this afternoon into the late evening

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Stormteam 3: Glorious stretch of weather

The next three days could be the nicest all summer

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StormTeam 3: Rain shuts off this week with sunshine in the forecast

The next four days look to be dry with humidity back later this week

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Storm Team 3: Heatwave could impact the area for a week

Highs will jump well into the 80s and even 90s

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Storm Team 3: Hot and stormy days coming

Highs nearing 90 could also mean storms

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Storm Team 3: Heat bubbles up late this week

Highs could run into the 90s this weekend and early next week

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Storm Team 3: Storms Tuesday, turning hot later this week

Some storms on Tuesday could be strong to severe

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Storm Team 3: Sunny start to the week, storms come later

Sunshine is on the way Monday, and storms could return as early as Tuesday

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Storm Team 3: Storms develop this evening, some severe

Marginal threat of severe weather across the viewing area

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Storm Team 3: Tracking storms the rest of the week, some severe

Today and Friday may feature storms which could produce hail, winds, and frequent lightning

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EPA approves $1.5 million grant for Iowa wetlands projects

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig says the federal government will give Iowa a $1.5 million grant to install wetlands in targeted locations to improve water quality.

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Storm Team 3: Fourth of July brings a chance for storms

Storms possible early and later in the day

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Storm Team 3: Severe weather in the forecast later this week

Monitoring for stronger storms on Wednesday and Thursday

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Storm Team 3: Flash flooding and severe storms possible Monday

More heavy rainfall possible for the area, especially southern Minnesota

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A year after losing majority of crops, SE Minnesota farmer sees record-breaking success

The wet spring is hurting many farmers, but is creating one of the best picking seasons yet for one strawberry farmer.

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Storm Team 3: Severe storms possible on Sunday

Tracking two threats of storms to end the weekend

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Mixed news on corn, soybeans

Corn and soybean growth is progressing despite the rough weather early in the season, though corn acreage was found to be above trade expectations and market fell on Friday.

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Storm Team 3: Hottest weekend of the season

Highs jump into the 90s and a slight chance for storms

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Hailstorm destroys thousands of acres of crops

Thousands of acres of corn and soybeans have been destroyed by a hailstorm that moved through southwest Minnesota. And, in some cases it's too late in the season for farmers to replant.

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Storm Team 3: Marginal threat for severe weather tonight

Some storms may produce heavy downpours and wind

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Storm Team 3: Second round of storms tonight

Some storms may contain strong winds and heavy rain

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Storm Team 3: Timeline for storms on Thursday

Some storms may turn severe during the morning and evenings

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Mower County students learn about grain bin safety

Students learned about ATV/bicycle safety, tractor safety, fire protection, first aid, grain bin safety, chemical safety, electrical safety.

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Storm Team 3: Heat index near 100 this weekend

Highs in the low 90s and the heat index could be near 100

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Storm Team 3: Storms could turn strong to severe Thursday

Two rounds of storms possible on Thursday

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USDA offering $15.3M for 9 rural Iowa county water systems

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it's investing more than $15 million to help rural communities make improvements to water systems in nine rural Iowa counties.

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Farm Bureau educates farmers on 2018 Farm Bill

The seminar explained to farmers changes in risk management payments.

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Storm Team 3: Hot and muggy this weekend

Heat indices could go above 100 degrees this weekend

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Ag News: Plot tour of small grains farm

Why more farmers in our area are choosing to grow barley

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Storm Team 3: Some strong storms today, hot later this week

Highs could reach 90 by later this week

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StormTeam 3: Another chance for severe weather Monday; summer weather Tuesday

More showers and storms, some severe, will be possible this Monday...but then summer and sun make a comeback!

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Storm Team 3: Heat and humidity in this week

Highs could get near 90 degrees

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Storm Team 3: Severe storm chances return for Saturday

Storms that fire could turn severe Saturday could bring wind, hail and heavy rain

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North Iowa farmer sees good strawberry crop this season

Furleigh Farms says there's plenty to pick in their fields.

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Storm Team 3: Watch for severe storms the next two days

Storms could fire during the day and at night

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Gnat invasion presents threat to chickens, large livestock in southern MN town

Brooke Knisley, who runs an organic produce farm with her husband in St. Peter, says one of her friends has lost 16 chickens to the gnats this year.

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Iowa Secretary of Agriculture visits Worth County Fair, notes importance of county fairs to industry

We talk with Secretary Mike Naig about the importance of county fairs to the agriculture industry.

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