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Be careful when using chemicals in the garden this spring, agency says

It’s finally warm again outside and many Minnesotans may start tending more to their lawns, trees and gardens.

It’s why the Minnesota Department of Agriculture has released… 183 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


Minnesota wants farmers to start growing hemp

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is looking for farmers to participate in a pilot hemp program ordered by the state legislature last year.

It will be the first time that hemp has been grown legally in Minnesota in 60 years. 393 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


Jan. 20, 2016 ~ Clarification

Good morning! I hope you are having a lovely Wednesday. Suzanne Driessen asked me to post this clarification for you. Apparently there has been some confusion concerning food product testing. 290 more words

Important Updates

January 14, 2016

Hello everyone! Hope your day is going well. I have a few things to share with you this morning.

Some folks have been requesting more up to date information concerning upcoming events and changes. 571 more words

Important Updates

MDA Warns Of Botulism Risk In Local Dried, Uneviscerated Fish

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is warning residents of risky fish being sold at Metro area supermarkets.

Officials say they discovered dried, uneviscerated fish for sale at three local grocery stores — African International Market and Valu Foods African Market in Brooklyn Park, and Fountains African Food Market in Crystal. 93 more words