Agriculture Department

Emerald Ash Borer Infestation Confirmed In Chisago CountyA hungry pest that's destroyed millions of trees could be spreading north in Minnesota.
Wet Weather Hampers Hay Harvest But Good For Soil MoistureWet weather and high humidity across North Dakota over the past week has delayed the hay harvest and spraying of newly planted crops. But the Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that the precipitation has been good for soil moisture and stock water supplies.
Lt. Governor Quietly Prepares State Workers For Layoff NoticesOn Monday, Minnesota is required by law to send out layoff notices. Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith is privately making the rounds of state agencies giving workers updates on the negotiations.
7 Minn. Biofuel Producers Get $750K In GrantsSeven Minnesota biofuel producers will be receiving nearly $748,000 in federal grants to expand advanced biofuel production.