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Emerald Ash Borer An Expensive Challenge In Small Towns

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – On a warm spring night, Anoka County homeowners are indoors, spending an evening learning about an insect that’s invading their property.

“We’ve got 5 full-grown ash trees,” Jeff Kieffer said. 276 more words


Minnesota Reports 2 New Presumptive Bird Flu Cases

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Board of Animal Health says two more Minnesota turkey flocks have tested presumptive for bird flu.

The farms are in Kandiyohi and Swift counties. 119 more words


Ash borer identified in Fillmore County

ST. PAUL, Minn. – An infestation of the emerald ash borer has been found in Fillmore County.

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says suspected larva and feeding activity consistent with the insect was detected in a boulevard ash tree in Rushford.  88 more words

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Dept. of Ag. preaching safety as farmers hit the fields

GLENVILLE, Minn. – As the weather continues to get warmer, farmers are itching to get back into the fields. They are starting to do everything from tilling to spreading fertilizer, which includes potentially dangerous chemicals. 199 more words


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