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Minnesota Beef Producers Reject Check-Off Fee Hike

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s beef producers have rejected a proposed increase in the check-off fees they pay for research and promotion.

The Minnesota Beef Research and Promotion Council had asked the state to hold a referendum on increasing the current state check-off by an additional $1 for each animal they sell. 94 more words

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Earth as an Apple

Melting snow makes way for visible grass and soil! Soil is one of our most useful natural resources. From the soil we get food, clothes and materials for the houses we live in. 596 more words

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Minnesota Agriculture Week

Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed March 23-29, 2014 as Minnesota Agriculture Week. The designation is an effort to raise awareness of the significant contributions agriculture makes to the quality of life of all Minnesotans. 144 more words

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Listeria bacteria leads to recall of food products distributed nationwide

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A company has issued a voluntary recall of several food products after testing by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture found listeria monocytogenes bacteria in several products. 136 more words

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Audit: Farm Commodity Councils Need More Oversight

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s legislative auditor is calling for greater oversight over the state’s 13 agricultural research and promotional councils, which are funded by millions of dollars in check-off fees that producers pay. 117 more words

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March Is Time To Search For Emerald Ash Borer

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP/WCCO) — As spring approaches, bug experts say now is the best time for Minnesotans to look for signs of emerald ash borer. 169 more words

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Isolating Animal (Human) DNA

What do strawberries, cattle, corn and sheep all have in common? These plants and animals, as well as all living things, are made-up of cells. Within each cell is DNA. 368 more words

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