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‘U’ Honors 3 For Excellence In Agriculture

The University of Minnesota on Thursday awarded its annual Siehl Prize for Excellence in Agriculture to a longtime state agriculture commissioner, an economist who works to improve agricultural productivity around the world, and a wheat farmer with a long record of community service.

03/08/2012

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Animal Agriculture Worth $8 Billion To Minnesota

As farmers across the county mark National Agriculture Day on Thursday, the Minnesota Agri-Growth Council is sharing new data on the importance of agriculture to Minnesota.

03/08/2012

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Upper Midwest Winter Wheat Lacks Snow, Still OK

The lack of snow in the Upper Midwest is causing some concern among winter wheat farmers.

02/20/2012

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Farmers In Midwest Warned To Buy Crop Insurance

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.

02/17/2012

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USDA Closing Minneapolis Office

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is shutting down 259 offices, labs and facilities across the country.

01/10/2012

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More Young People See Opportunity In Farming

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.

12/21/2011

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Minn. Farmer To Testify On MF Global Collapse

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.

12/13/2011

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Organic Food And Farming Leader To Speak At ‘U’

A national leader in the organic food and farming movement will speak at the University of Minnesota about water and the challenges facing agriculture.

11/09/2011

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USDA Declares 11 Minn. Counties As Disaster Areas

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.

10/26/2011

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Milk Output In Minn., Wis. Hints At Positive Trend

Wisconsin’s dairy industry is continuing a modest turn-around in production, and Minnesota is inching closer to its own positive reversal.

10/25/2011

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Despite Rain Break, Minn. Rapid Harvest Continues

Minnesota farmers continue to make rapid progress on harvesting, despite a brief rainfall interruption.

10/17/2011

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New Afghan Deployment About Farming, Not Fighting

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.

09/27/2011

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Storms Affect Minn. Farming As Dry Stretch Ends

Last week’s storms ended Minnesota’s longest stretch of dry weather this summer, and it’s having an impact on Minnesota agriculture.

07/18/2011

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Minnesota Agriculture Exports Up $900 Million

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture reports that Minnesota exported $900 million more in agricultural products in 2010 than the year before.

07/08/2011

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State Sets 1Q Export Record

Minnesota exports set a first-quarter record with $4.8 billion in goods shipped out of the state.

06/30/2011

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