Minnesota Farmers Already Sowing Some Oats, Spring WheatMinnesota farmers have sown some oats and spring wheat, but the U.S. Department of Agriculture says cool temperatures and precipitation have limited any planting in earnest so far.
Number Of Farms In South Dakota Falls By 400Federal agriculture officials say the number of farms in South Dakota dropped by about 400 last year.
Hope Of Creating A Honeybee Gene BankFederal researchers are working to perfect the process of freezing the cells of honeybee embryos in hopes of protecting the insect species amid the pests, disease and pesticides that have been killing off its populations.
Egg Production In Iowa Slowly Recovering After Last Year's Bird FluIowa egg farms are bouncing back from last year's bird flu outbreak but rebuilding flocks with millions of new egg layers is taking time as the industry predicted.
Good Question: What Are Cage-Free Eggs?On Wednesday, Target announced it would join several other companies, including Starbucks, McDonald's and General Mills, in making the move toward cage-free eggs. The company says it wants to sell only cage-free eggs by 2025.
USDA Says Minnesota Had Record Year In Corn, SoybeansFinal tallies from the U.S. Department of Agriculture confirm that Minnesota farmers harvested record corn and soybean crops in 2015. The USDA's final estimates are close to what the agency had been projecting for several months.
Thanksgiving Turkey Prices Impacted By Bird FluSo much of the turkey talk this year has been about the bird flu. Minnesota was one of a handful of states that saw an epidemic that wiped out millions of turkeys.
Wholesale Price Of Fresh Turkeys Up This Thanksgiving, But Not DrasticallyBird flu took a bite out of the turkey supply. Heavy rain washed out the pumpkin crop. Yet Thanksgiving groceries likely won't cost Americans much more than last year, and nobody should have to miss gobbling down their favorite holiday foods.
Austin Pork Processor Disciplines 2 Employees After Undercover Video ReleasedAn animal welfare group has released an undercover video that it says shows cruel treatment of pigs at a Minnesota slaughterhouse that supplies Hormel Foods Corp.
USDA Forecasts Record Corn, Soybean Crops In MinnesotaWith Minnesota's fall harvest nearly over, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has boosted forecasts for what were already expected to be record corn and soybean crops.
Corn Harvest 96 Percent Complete, Well Ahead Of 2014 PaceIn its weekly crop progress and condition report for Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that the state's corn harvest advanced to 96 percent complete from 91 percent a week earlier.
Federal Bee Researcher Says He's Getting Punished For Pesticide StudyA federal scientist says he was punished for publicizing research showing a link between pesticides and the decline in bees and other pollinators.