This week Dan Lofthus, state statistician at the National Agricultural Statistics Service field office in St. Paul, talks about some of the early data coming out the 2012 Ag Census, including trends in number of farms and size of farms.
The USDA’s Census of Agriculture comes out every five years, filled with reams of information on the state of the nation’s farming sector. This week on Rural MN Radio, Jim and Marnie talk with Dan Lofthus, state statistician for the Minnesota field office of NASS, the National Agricultural Statistics Service, which conducts the Census. Dan talks about the importance of the Census, the kind of data they collect, and when it will be available.
This week on Rural MN Radio, Jim continues his conversation with Center CEO and former state representative Brad Finstad. They discuss what happens during a bonding session and how policy makers navigate the difficult course of bringing home the bacon while not engaging in pork.
This week on Rural MN Radio, Jim and Center CEO Brad Finstad talk about expectations and intentions for this year’s legislative session, including answering the question, “What is an ‘un-session’?”
Infrastructure is the mechanical heart of a community, and although it’s not exciting to talk about, water and wastewater infrastructure is one of the most important pieces. This week on Rural MN Radio, Jim and Marnie talk about some of the issues with water infrastructure in rural communities.