A relatively snow-free winter in the Upper Midwest has some officials worried about damage to agriculture if the dry weather persists into spring planting.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is shutting down 259 offices, labs and facilities across the country.
A Wisconsin factory worker worried about layoffs became a dairy farmer. An employee at a Minnesota nonprofit found an escape from her cubicle by buying a vegetable farm. A nuclear engineer tired of office bureaucracy decided to get into cattle ranching in Texas.
A Minnesota farmer told a Senate panel Tuesday he wants to know what became of $253,000 of his money that’s gone missing in the collapse of commodities trading firm MF Global Inc.
A national leader in the organic food and farming movement will speak at the University of Minnesota about water and the challenges facing agriculture.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 11 Minnesota counties as disaster areas because of the combined impacts of excessive rain, high heat, strong winds, tornadoes and an early fall frost this year.
Wisconsin’s dairy industry is continuing a modest turn-around in production, and Minnesota is inching closer to its own positive reversal.
Minnesota farmers continue to make rapid progress on harvesting, despite a brief rainfall interruption.
For the past 10 years America’s military mission in Afghanistan has targeted the Taliban and terrorists. But on Friday, 22 Minnesota National Guard soldiers will begin a much different tactic. They’re being sent to the dusty fields of the high Afghan desert.
Last week’s storms ended Minnesota’s longest stretch of dry weather this summer, and it’s having an impact on Minnesota agriculture.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture reports that Minnesota exported $900 million more in agricultural products in 2010 than the year before.
Minnesota exports set a first-quarter record with $4.8 billion in goods shipped out of the state.
As university budgets take a beating across the country, agricultural schools and extension programs are feeling the impact.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Senate has confirmed David Frederickson to serve as state agriculture commissioner in the administration of Gov. Mark Dayton. The GOP-controlled Senate on Monday approved by voice vote the Democratic […]
The intersection of water and agriculture in the 21st century is taking center stage at the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus.
Minnesota officials advise consumers to check for health and hardiness when buying trees, shrubs and other landscaping plants.
Cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys and sheep will be visiting the heart of an urban college campus.
Cold and wet conditions from the fourth snowiest winter on record are keeping Minnesota farmers from getting going on spring planting.
The high soil moisture that’s contributing to flooding across Minnesota is keeping farmers from getting started on fieldwork.
The Republican head of the House Budget Committee has proposed cutting agriculture subsidies by $30 billion over the next 10 years as part of a broad effort to slash federal spending, but it remains to be seen whether his ideas will be incorporated in legislation that sets funding for agriculture programs.
A new report says median net farm income among Minnesota crop farmers more than doubled in 2010, while livestock farmers became profitable again.
Students from Morris Area High School will visit two Minneapolis elementary schools on Friday to talk about cheeseburgers.
The economy is gaining strength in nine Midwest and Plains states because global growth and continued low interest rates have provided a boost to agriculture and energy businesses, according to a new survey released Tuesday.
A 2007 report that the federal government had paid $1.1 billion in subsidies to dead farmers sparked an outcry and has been frequently cited by critics who considered the payments a blatant example of wasteful spending.
The CHS Foundation is offering scholarships to students planning to study agriculture at two- or four-year colleges.