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Bird Flu Funding On Way To Dayton’s Desk

The first slice of emergency funding for the state’s response to a deadly bird flu outbreak is heading to Gov. Mark Dayton.

04/30/2015

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1st Batch Of Avian Flu Emergency Aid Clears House

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.

04/29/2015

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Dry Spring Means Low Water Levels In Minnesota Lakes

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.

04/02/2015

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Midwest Farmers Putting Lots Of Food On Thanksgiving Tables

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.

11/26/2014

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Minnesota Company Recalls Ground Beef

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.

11/23/2014

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Minn. Company Recalling 60,000 Pounds Of Breakfast Products

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.

10/08/2014

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Most Minnesota Crop Conditions Improve

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.

07/14/2014

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Minn. Corn Harvest Remains Ahead Of Normal Pace

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.

11/18/2013

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Minn. Company Recalls More Than 17,000 Pounds Of Frozen Pizza

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.

09/27/2013

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Minn. Corn, Soybean Pasture Conditions Decline

The condition of Minnesota’s corn and soybean crops declined slightly for the second straight week amid a dry week across the state.

08/05/2013

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Warm, Dry Weather Helps Minnesota’s Crops Catch Up

A long stretch of warm, dry weather last week helped Minnesota’s crops catch up on growing.

07/08/2013

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Don’t Let The Emerald Ash Borer Follow You To The Cabin

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.

06/27/2013

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Minn. Farmers Still Waiting To Start Field Work

Despite the sudden warm weather, Minnesota farmers are still waiting for the chance to get into their fields.

04/29/2013

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Minn. Farmers Wrap Up Harvest Ahead Of Average

Minnesota farmers are finishing the corn and sunflower harvests ahead of the five-year average.

10/31/2012

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Opinion: Stop, Michelle Obama! The Children Are Hungry

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.

09/26/2012

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New Fruit Fly Attacks Fresh Fruit

Some unwanted visitors may be making their way into your kitchen as a new kind of fruit fly is making Minnesota home.

09/12/2012

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Soybeans In Generally Good Condition Statewide

Soybeans across the state are in generally good condition, according to the first soybean condition ratings of the year.

06/04/2012

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Small Grain Planting Advances In Minnesota

Small grain planting is advancing at a strong pace in Minnesota, aided by warm, dry weather.

04/09/2012

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Minn. Farmers Intend To Plant Record Corn Acres

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.

03/30/2012

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Survey Helps Shed Light On Emerald Ash Borer

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.

12/23/2011

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Report Says Farm Runoff Declining Near Great Lakes

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.

10/14/2011

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Officials Tallying Impact Of Freeze On Minn. Crops

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.

09/19/2011

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Wis. Wineries Hopeful For Big Grape Harvest

Wisconsin’s wineries are hopeful that this year’s warm, dry summer creates a big harvest for grapes.

09/17/2011

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Tree-Killing Pest Confirmed In La Crosse County, Wis.

La Crosse County faces a quarantine on firewood and lumber after the emerald ash borer was confirmed in the southwestern Wisconsin county.

08/22/2011

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Minn. Crops Thrive In Heat, Humidity

Minnesota crops developed quickly in the heat and humidity last week.

08/01/2011

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