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Farm Subsidies Face $30B Hit Under GOP Budget Plan

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.

04/11/2011

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Report: Minn. Farm Income From Crops Rose In 2010

A new report says median net farm income among Minnesota crop farmers more than doubled in 2010, while livestock farmers became profitable again.

04/08/2011

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Morris Kids To Talk Cheeseburgers At Mpls. Schools

Students from Morris Area High School will visit two Minneapolis elementary schools on Friday to talk about cheeseburgers.

04/01/2011

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Economy Gains Strength In 9 Midwest States

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.

02/02/2011

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Review: Most Payments To Dead Farmers Are Proper

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.

01/26/2011

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CHS Foundation Offers Scholarships For Ag Studies

The CHS Foundation is offering scholarships to students planning to study agriculture at two- or four-year colleges.

01/19/2011

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Chinese Ag Trade Delegation To Visit Minnesota

Minnesota agriculture officials host a trade delegation from China this week.

01/18/2011

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Federal Gov’t Spends Millions On Hoop Houses

The federal government has spent millions of dollars to help farmers nationwide buy greenhouse-like structures called high tunnels that can add valuable weeks and even months to their growing seasons by protecting produce from chilly temperatures.

01/17/2011

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Farm Rescue Taking Apps For Spring Planting Help

The nonprofit Farm Rescue organization is accepting requests for spring planting help from farmers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and eastern Montana.

01/14/2011

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Lower Corn, Soybean Output Sends Prices Surging

A surprising drop in the U.S. corn and soybean crop sent grain prices surging to their highest level in 2 1/2 years Wednesday. The price increases stoked concerns about higher food prices and tighter supplies of feedstock for food and biofuels.

01/12/2011

Natural foods are different from organic foods. Only products inspected and certified by the USDA can have a label that says organic. Natural foods can’t contain any additives, such as preservatives or artificial coloring.

Minnesota Organic Conference Set For St. Cloud

Organic farmers and experts will be gathering in St. Cloud on Friday and Saturday for the annual Minnesota Organic Conference and Trade Show.

01/12/2011

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Farmers Campaign Launches 2nd Sweepstakes

A consumer education campaign on behalf of Minnesota farmers is offering free tickets to Gopher men’s basketball games and free groceries from Cub Foods in its latest sweepstakes.

01/04/2011

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Workshop To Cover Ag Export Opportunities

State officials say Minnesota agribusinesses seeking export markets should consider putting South America or Southeast Asia on their radar screens.

12/09/2010

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‘U’ Plant Scientists Receive Federal Grants

Three University of Minnesota plant science researchers have won new research awards from the National Science Foundation.

11/11/2010

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