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State, Federal Agencies Plan Forums On Predator Compensation

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the federal Farm Service Agency will host a series of town hall meetings in northern Minnesota to explain state and federal programs that compensate farmers for livestock losses due to wolves, raptors and weather. 106 more words


Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed In Anoka County City Of Ham Lake

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has confirmed an emerald ash borer infestation in Anoka County.

It says the destructive tree pest was found in an ash tree on private property in the city of Ham Lake. 110 more words


Minnesota Research Aims At Mountain Pine Beetles

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The mountain pine beetle has devastated huge swaths of forest in the Rockies, and scientists fear the insects could threaten the majestic pines of Minnesota and states farther east someday. 682 more words


Minnesota's Gypsy Moth Population Drops

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — At least something good came out of the bitter cold of last winter — Minnesota’s gypsy moth population is down. 128 more words


Antioch Farms Chicken Recall [US]

US/Washington: Aspen Foods Division of Koch Meats recalls approximately 28,980 pounds of Antioch Farms branded Chicken due to possible Salmonella Enteritidis contamination, a serious health hazard. 312 more words


Pesticide ban on the table as state studies options to help bees

As Minnesota embarks on a study of a popular class of pesticides some studies have linked to bee deaths, the Agriculture Department says options under consideration will include banning the chemicals. 467 more words


Minnesota Makes Grants Available For Crop Research

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is making $1.7 million in competitive grants available for applied crop research.

The department says the research needs to focus on improving agricultural product quality, quantity and value. 109 more words