More than 100 animals, mostly cows, were killed in a barn fire in San Francisco Township early Tuesday morning.
It’s not that unusual for cows to get out of their pastures, and wander onto a country road. But for some folks in River Falls, Wis., it looked like these cows were trying to make a real break for it.
It seems hard to fathom, but western settlement nearly wiped out the nation’s bison herd — some 30 to 60 million animals. That herd stretched from Minnesota’s grasslands to the Rocky Mountains. But over the years, hard work has brought the bison back.
Get ready to pay more for groceries and the government says blame it on the hot weather. A USDA report on Wednesday said everything from steak to milk to egg prices will go up 3 to 5 percent by the end of the year because of drought conditions in much of the country.
The trial of a farmer accused of selling raw milk, which was supposed to get underway Monday morning in Hennepin County, has been postponed one week.
Exports are big business for the U.S. beef industry, which shipped a record $5.4 billion worth of beef abroad last year.
Even discounting the additional Leap Day, milk producers in Wisconsin and Minnesota had a better February this year than they did last year.
Wisconsin’s dairy cows have had a record-setting year.
At least 50 cows were killed in a barn fire in Spring Hill Township, Minn. early Friday morning.
Milk production is picking up across the country, but not so much in Wisconsin and Minnesota.
The owner of a dilapidated farm in northeastern Minnesota has been cited for animal neglect after investigators said they found half a dozen animals starved to death.
Two teenagers have been charged with cattle rustling in three Minnesota counties.
A state official says the 200 cattle that died in Portage County this month were stricken by a form of pneumonia that presents no risk to humans.
A West Fargo cattle auction is providing ear-tagging identification services for Minnesota cattle, after approval from officials in both states.
State agriculture officials say more than 100 dairy farmers have called it quits so far this year.
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