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July 1, 2015 ~ It's The Big Day!

Hi everyone! I’m so excited to finally be able to officially say It’s The Big Day! The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has posted the information for the cottage food requirements on their website. 237 more words

Important Updates

Hemp Welcomed Back Into Minnesota Crop Mix On Small Scale

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A once-banished crop could soon sprout legally again in select Minnesota farm fields: hemp plants that lead to oils, lotions, seeds, rope fibers and other industrial uses. 677 more words


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

Local News

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