Department Of Agriculture

All Bird Flu Quarantines Lifted In Wisconsin Wisconsin agriculture officials have lifted all quarantines imposed on poultry farms because of the bird flu.
Kandiyohi County Hit Hard From Bird Flu CrisisSo 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.
Bird Flu Funding On Way To Dayton's DeskThe first slice of emergency funding for the state's response to a deadly bird flu outbreak is heading to Gov. Mark Dayton.
1st Batch Of Avian Flu Emergency Aid Clears HouseThe 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.
Dry Spring Means Low Water Levels In Minnesota LakesBrush 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.
Midwest Farmers Putting Lots Of Food On Thanksgiving TablesFarmers 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.
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.
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.
Most Minnesota Crop Conditions ImproveMost 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.
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.
Minn. Company Recalls More Than 17,000 Pounds Of Frozen PizzaA 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.
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.