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Gypsy moth to be targeted in Winona County

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Winona County will be the site this spring of a campaign against the gypsy moth.

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is planning aerial treatments to wipeout an infestation that was detected in the county in 2016.  78 more words


Happy New Year 2017!

Hello everyone! It’s a new year with new opportunities and a whole lot of hope that it’s a great one for us all!

2016 ended with a total of 1,973 registered cottage food producers in Minnesota. 735 more words

Important Updates

Warning over some southern Minnesota beef jerky

ST. PAUL, Minn. – People are being warned to avoid Nick’s Pepper Beef Jerky because it could contain lead shot.

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says there are no reports of any illnesses associated with the product from Nick’s Meats and Grocery in Hayward, but a consumer reported finding lead shot in the jerky and it has been removed from store shelves. 98 more words

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MDA: Fish Sold At Twin Cities Market May Have Botulism

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The threat of botulism is behind a consumer advisory for people who bought fish at a Spring Lake Park market.

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says uneviscerated dried pike and bony fish sold at Asia Market between May 17 and June 10 may be contaminated with Clostridium botulism, a type of food poisoning that can be fatal. 48 more words


Strawberry Season Begins Early For Parts Of Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Strawberry fans will be pleased to hear the season is starting early in parts of Minnesota!

Many growers in southern Minnesota and the metro area have reported fields full of blossoms and even reddening berries. 77 more words


Grain and feed industry impacted by FDA's new food safety rules

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Recently, more emphasis has been placed on food safety on all levels of the food chain.

In fact in 2011, the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act was signed into law to help ensure the U.S. 234 more words


Emerald Ash Borer Found In Wabasha Co.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says it has identified emerald ash borer in another county in the state.

The agency said Monday that staff found larvae of the insect in an ash tree in the southeastern corner of Wabasha County. 102 more words