Department Of Agriculture
Wisconsin agriculture officials have lifted all quarantines imposed on poultry farms because of the bird flu.
So far, 97 farms have been affected by the bird flu since the outbreak began in March. Kandiyohi County is ground zero with 37 of those farms. The state announced three new cases of the bird flu today, six new ones were reported yesterday.
The first slice of emergency funding for the state’s response to a deadly bird flu outbreak is heading to Gov. Mark Dayton.
The first batch of emergency money to help Minnesota agencies combat the spread of the avian flu affecting poultry farms is one step from Gov. Mark Dayton’s desk.
Brush fires over the last two days have shown just how dry it is around Minnesota. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 90 percent of the state is under a moderate drought.
Farmers in Minnesota and Wisconsin are to thank for many of this year’s Thanksgiving feasts. The Department of Agriculture says Minnesota is number one producer of turkey this year. Of the 242 million birds raised worldwide, Minnesota farmers raised 45 million of them.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Ranchers Legacy Meat Co. of Vadnais Heights is recalling 1,200 pounds of ground beef because of possible E. coli contamination.
A Burnsville company that makes custom frozen foods is recalling more than 60,000 pounds of meat and poultry products after food safety officials say a sample tested positive for listeria.
Most Minnesota crops conditions showed improvement during the past week. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, only potato and hay crop conditions in Minnesota showed a slight decline.
The pace of Minnesota’s corn harvest remains ahead of normal, thanks to the dry weather.
In its weekly crop report, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that Minnesota’s corn harvest is 94 percent complete, remaining a week ahead of normal.
A central Minnesota pizza maker is recalling more than 17,000 pounds of frozen pizza products after they failed to put a known allergen in the products on the label, the Department of Agriculture says.
The condition of Minnesota’s corn and soybean crops declined slightly for the second straight week amid a dry week across the state.
A long stretch of warm, dry weather last week helped Minnesota’s crops catch up on growing.
Before you head to the cabin this 4th of July, the Minneapolis Park Board has an important message. Do not bring any wood you may have chopped from downed trees. They say this is imperative in their fight to stop the spread of Emerald Ash Borer.
Despite the sudden warm weather, Minnesota farmers are still waiting for the chance to get into their fields.
Minnesota farmers are finishing the corn and sunflower harvests ahead of the five-year average.
In recent decades, the government has taken to feeding needy children to combat the negativity of trying to learn while being hungry. Now, with new Obama administration regulations on school lunches, we have a government that is causing hunger.
Some unwanted visitors may be making their way into your kitchen as a new kind of fruit fly is making Minnesota home.
Soybeans across the state are in generally good condition, according to the first soybean condition ratings of the year.
Small grain planting is advancing at a strong pace in Minnesota, aided by warm, dry weather.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Minnesota farmers intend to plant an estimated 8.7 million acres of corn, up 7 percent from last year.
Triangular, purple kite-like contraptions placed in trees across the country are helping state and federal agriculture officials learn more about a deadly beetle that has killed tens of millions of ash trees in the United States and Canada and threatens countless more.
A report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture says farmers are cutting back significantly on the amount of soil and nutrients eroding from fields to the Great Lakes and neighboring waterways.
While a deep freeze has ended the growing season across parts of Minnesota, agricultural officials say they’re still trying to determine how deeply it will hurt corn and soybean yields.
Wisconsin’s wineries are hopeful that this year’s warm, dry summer creates a big harvest for grapes.