A popular organic dairy in Scott County is closing its doors after a major power line project skirted the property. The owners of Cedar Summit Dairy won a district court lawsuit that required a power consortium to buy the farm. The CapX2020 project is constructing huge transmission towers to move electricity across the upper Midwest.
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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.
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.
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.
More than 100 animals, mostly cows, were killed in a barn fire in San Francisco Township early Tuesday morning.
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.
It seems like we’re all in the grocery store this time of year. And most of us buy a few store brands.
With dust clouds rising on another fall harvest, Minnesota’s dairy farmers are getting swallowed up in it.
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.
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.
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.
Even discounting the additional Leap Day, milk producers in Wisconsin and Minnesota had a better February this year than they did last year.
Ownership of the Cass-Clay milk processing operation in Fargo has changed hands.
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.
Wisconsin’s dairy cows have had a record-setting year.
Wisconsin lawmakers are getting ready to honor the man who used cheese to create one of the state’s most beloved cultural symbols.
For the second straight month, milk output has risen slightly in Wisconsin and held steady in Minnesota.
Milk production has improved modestly in Wisconsin, and Minnesota has reversed a short-term slide by holding about even.
Wisconsin is still the cheese capital of the nation.
Got milk? You’re probably paying a lot more for it than last year. WCCO tracked the price for more than a month and discovered you could be paying twice as much depending on where you shop and what brand you buy.
Wisconsin’s dairy industry is continuing a modest turn-around in production, and Minnesota is inching closer to its own positive reversal.
A leading dairy farmers group is backing a proposed overhaul of federal milk policies after its creator agreed participation in a program limiting milk production in hard times would be voluntary.
A new report says things are looking up for Minnesota’s organic farms.
This week, WCCO’s anchors are taking a look behind the scenes at how their favorite State Fair foods are being prepared.