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STATE FAIR PODCAST! Dave Lee-Day 1 8-21-14

Some of the highlights of an action packed Thursday…Thanks Mother Nature! Click the link above to listen back.

08/21/2014

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Could Farm Bill Lead To Higher Grocery Prices?

The gridlock in Washington D.C. may soon be felt at a grocery store near you. While lawmakers are expected to vote on a budget deal on Thursday, it’s a different bill that could really impact your wallet. If Congress doesn’t pass a new farm bill by the end of the year milk prices could double.

12/12/2013

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Minnesota Cheese Fest Hits State Fairgrounds

Wisconsin may be known for its cheese, but Minnesota lays claim to one of the country’s largest locally produced cheese festivals. This weekend you can sample some of the best mozzarella at the Minnesota Cheese Festival on the State Fairgrounds.

09/09/2013

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MN Dairy Farmers Adjust To Declining Milk Consumption

Janet and John Bremer are dairy farmers in Hastings, and have seen a lot of changes over the years. “When my in-laws first began this farm, there was only three cows — we now milk 128 every morning and every night,” Bremer said. The couple said they understand the decline.

07/24/2013

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More Than 100 Animals Killed In Barn Fire

More than 100 animals, mostly cows, were killed in a barn fire in San Francisco Township early Tuesday morning.

02/12/2013

Milk

Klobuchar: Cliff Bill Prevents Doubling Of Milk Prices

It looks like milk prices won’t be going up. U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar says the fiscal cliff compromise approved after midnight would extend the farm bill along with current prices for milk.

01/01/2013

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Tips For Getting The Best From Generic Brands

It seems like we’re all in the grocery store this time of year. And most of us buy a few store brands.

11/21/2012

Milk

Without A Farm Bill Milk Prices Could Skyrocket

With dust clouds rising on another fall harvest, Minnesota’s dairy farmers are getting swallowed up in it.

10/03/2012

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Raw Milk Trial Underway In Minneapolis

A Hennepin County courtroom is a long way from the dairy herds of central Minnesota. But it’s where the issue of food safety hangs in the balance with consumers rights. Specifically, it’s about farmer’s right to sell raw milk to members of a co-op or “private” food club.

09/17/2012

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What Happens To Those Princess Kay Butter Heads?

When the Minnesota State Fair gets underway in 10 days, the new Princess Kay of the Milky Way will spend the first few hours of her reign in a cooler, getting her head carved in butter.

08/13/2012

Milk

Raw Milk Trial Postponed, Protestors Demonstrate

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.

05/14/2012

Milk

February Milk Production Improves In Wis., Minn.

Even discounting the additional Leap Day, milk producers in Wisconsin and Minnesota had a better February this year than they did last year.

04/06/2012

Milk

Kemps Buys Cass-Clay Creamery Operation In Fargo

Ownership of the Cass-Clay milk processing operation in Fargo has changed hands.

03/14/2012

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Cheese Lovers Get Their Gouda On At World Finals

Watching 40 judges in white lab coats nibble on cheese and then spit the samples into garbage cans might not sound like an elegant evening to most people, but hundreds of cheese lovers have paid $25 each for a close-up view of Wednesday’s World Championship Cheese Contest finals.

03/07/2012

Milk

Wisconsin Dairy Industry Has Record-Setting Year

Wisconsin’s dairy cows have had a record-setting year.

03/06/2012

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