Lake Benton News


07/05/2018 03:16 PM  ~~~Source~~~
U.S. cargo ship carrying soybeans in race to beat China's retaliatory tariffs 

Lake Benton, Minn., where farmer Bob Worth plants mostly soybeans on his 2,200 acres, could be hit hard by tariffs the Chinese are expected to levy on $34 billion worth of U.S. imports in retaliation for President Trump's tariffs on exports from the Asian country. A ship carrying U.S. soybeans is steaming toward northern China in a race to beat the country's expected 25% retaliatory tariff.


07/02/2018 01:30 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Willie Langholz 

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, July 7 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Leo Catholic Church in Pipestone. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church.


06/22/2018 09:05 PM  ~~~Source~~~
State's soybean sales could take big hit if China tariffs proceed 

Bob Worth loaded soybean seeds into his planter on the family farm on May 17 in Lake Benton. In the past when trade wars have been waged too often agricultural businesses have suffered, he said.


06/14/2018 05:06 AM  ~~~Source~~~
From bikes to horses, take a ride to fun this weekend 

Canby calls it Hat Daze, in Wabasso it's a Summer Fest and in Lake Benton, they celebrate with Saddle Horse Holiday. All three events this weekend give southwest Minnesota residents a good reason to have fun and enjoy good food with old and new friends.


06/04/2018 02:29 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Corn's Carbon Cowboy Busts Outstanding Yields 

Jim Nichols began six-row production of corn and soybeans in 2012, and watched his yields jump by 100 bu. No crop voodoo or mystery ingredients: Jim Nichols' corn yields have jumped by an astounding 100 bu.