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.
Minnesota agriculture officials host a trade delegation from China this week.
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.
The nonprofit Farm Rescue organization is accepting requests for spring planting help from farmers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and eastern Montana.
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.
Organic farmers and experts will be gathering in St. Cloud on Friday and Saturday for the annual Minnesota Organic Conference and Trade Show.
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.
State officials say Minnesota agribusinesses seeking export markets should consider putting South America or Southeast Asia on their radar screens.
Three University of Minnesota plant science researchers have won new research awards from the National Science Foundation.