Minnesota Department Of Agriculture

MDA: Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed In Wash. Co.Washington County has become the 11th Minnesota county to confirm the presence of the emerald ash borer. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture announced Thursday that the invasive species was found in a survey trap at MnDOT's St. Croix Rest Area on Interstate 94.
Minnesota Farmers Make Big Gains In Soybean, Beet HarvestsMinnesota farmers were able to harvest more than one-third of their soybean and sugar beet crops during an ideal week for fieldwork. According to the USDA's weekly Minnesota crop report, there were 6.4 days suitable for fieldwork for the week that ended Sunday.
Authorities Looking For Meat Thief In Prior LakeWe've been reporting for several years on meat prices going up. Now, it seems some thieves are capitalizing on those prices. Authorities say someone broke into a pad-locked frozen meat truck as it was parked in Prior Lake. The thief stole $5,000 worth of meats.
Emerald Ash Borer Find Confirmed In Scott CountyEmerald ash borer has spread to another Minnesota county. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture on Tuesday confirmed an emerald ash borer infestation in Scott County.
Minnesota Takes Slow Route On Hemp, Frustrating Some FarmersFarmers anxious to grow hemp as part of a newly authorized Minnesota pilot project are expressing frustration after being told by state regulators that chance won't come soon.
Minnesota Raspberries, Blueberries Ripen For Peak PickingMinnesota will be bursting with juicy raspberries and blueberries this season. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says berry patches are set to open on time, and with one of the best yields that farmers have seen in years.
Hemp Welcomed Back Into Minnesota Crop Mix On Small ScaleA once-banished crop could soon sprout legally again in select Minnesota farm fields. Minnesota lawmakers have given a small nod to growth of hemp plants that lead to oils, lotions, seeds, rope fibers and other industrial uses.
Emerald Ash Borer An Expensive Challenge In Small TownsOn a warm spring night, Anoka County homeowners are indoors, spending an evening learning about an insect that's invading their property.
Minnesota Reports 2 New Presumptive Bird Flu CasesThe Minnesota Board of Animal Health says two more Minnesota turkey flocks have tested presumptive for bird flu.
State, Federal Agencies Plan Forums On Predator CompensationThe Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the federal Farm Service Agency will host a series of town hall meetings in northern Minnesota to explain state and federal programs that compensate farmers for livestock losses due to wolves, raptors and weather.
Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed In Anoka County City Of Ham LakeThe Minnesota Department of Agriculture has confirmed an emerald ash borer infestation in Anoka County. It says the destructive tree pest was found in an ash tree on private property in the city of Ham Lake.
Minnesota Research Aims At Mountain Pine BeetlesThe mountain pine beetle has devastated huge swaths of forest in the Rockies, and scientists fear the insects could threaten the majestic pines of Minnesota and states farther east someday.