WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-white01, ww color white

Minnesota Department Of Agriculture

(credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Sign-Up Opens For Minn. Livestock Grant Program

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is making $1 million in grant funding available to livestock producers for on-farm improvements that help them stay competitive.

12/04/2013

(credit: CBS)

Minn. Corn Harvest Now Ahead Of Average

Minnesota’s corn harvest is now ahead of the five-year average for the first time this season. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says farmers were able to harvest 25 percent of their corn for grain in the week ending Sunday.

11/05/2013

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Minn. Offers Sustainable Farming Grants

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is making grants available for innovations in sustainable farming. The Sustainable Agriculture Demonstration Grant Program has $250,000 that it plans to award next year for on-farm sustainable agriculture research or demonstration projects.

10/29/2013

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Minn. Holding Listening Sessions On Nitrogen

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is hosting a series of public listening sessions on proposed revisions to the state’s Nitrogen Fertilizer Management Plan. The plan is a blueprint for prevention or minimization of the impacts of nitrogen fertilizer on groundwater in Minnesota.

09/17/2013

(credit: Jupiter Images)

MN Offering $1M In Grants To Livestock Producers

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is urging livestock farmers to apply now to take advantage of $1 million available for Livestock Investment Grants. The program helps eligible producers offset the costs of on-farm improvements.

09/12/2013

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Minn. Officials Link Illnesses To Farm’s Raw Milk

Minnesota health and agriculture officials say at least six illnesses are linked to raw dairy products from a Cambridge area farm.

06/25/2013

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Minn. Dairy Voluntarily Recalls Skim Milk

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has issued a consumer advisory for some skim milk produced by a Forest Lake dairy. The department says consumers should avoid drinking Autumnwood Farm brand skim milk in one-half-gallon glass bottles with a sell-by date of June 24. A routine inspection found the milk had not been properly pasteurized.

06/21/2013

Emerald Ash Borer

Dayton Proclaims Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week

Gov. Mark Dayton has proclaimed this week Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week in Minnesota. The designation is part of a nationwide effort to raise awareness of the destructive nature of the tree pests, and to spread the word about the “three P’s of EAB” — Prepare, Protect, and Plant.

05/21/2013

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Minnesota Begins 2013 Gypsy Moth Trapping Program

Officials will set more than 14,000 gypsy moth traps across Minnesota this spring as part of the state’s annual monitoring program for the destructive tree pest. Gypsy moth caterpillars eat the leaves of many trees and shrubs. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says they favor oak, poplar, birch and willow.

05/17/2013

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Minn. Farmer Blames Pesticides For Big Bee Die Off

As farmers get underway with their spring planting, some bee farmers in Minnesota are already counting their losses. In the last couple days one major producer reported that thousands of honey bees suddenly died.

05/16/2013

Emerald Ash Borer

Officials Warn Against Pruning Ash Trees

Minneapolis officials are warning homeowners against pruning their ash trees.

05/03/2013

(credit: CBS)

Some Sausages From Belgrade Meat Center Recalled

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is alerting consumers to avoid consuming smoked pork and beef pepper sticks produced by Belgrade Meat Center after routine sampling discovered Listeria contamination.

04/03/2013

Brown marmorated stink bug adult. (credit: David R. Lance)

Stink Bug Found In Duluth

Stink bugs are moving north in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture Friday confirmed the brown marmorated stink bug has been found in Duluth. It’s the first time the invasive pest has been found in St. Louis County.

03/15/2013

nr-2103-03-12-petfood1

Two Warnings Out For Frozen Pet Food Containing Salmonella

There’s a warning out Tuesday night about two brands of raw pet food.

03/12/2013

(credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Minnesota Agricultural Exports Hit Record $6.8B

Minnesota’s agricultural exports hit a record $6.8 billion last year. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says that’s up 13 percent, or about $750 million over the previous year.

12/12/2012

more

previous

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,858 other followers