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Minnesota To Get $9M For Agricultural Water Quality Program

Minnesota will get $9 million under an initiative announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday. The agency has approved 115 proposals nationwide for the first round of funding under the Regional Conservation Partnership Program, which was part of the 2014 farm bill.

01/14/2015

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$372.5M In Federal Funds Awarded To Conservation Projects

Projects designed to cut down on fertilizer runoff, expand bird nesting areas and restore native grasslands are among those selected for funding under a new initiative that encourages conservation partnerships between government and private organizations.

01/14/2015

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USDA: Minnesota Corn Production Slips In 2014

Minnesota’s corn harvest in 2014 slipped from the previous year, but soybean production was up. Updated estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Monday say Minnesota’s corn production was 1.18 billion bushels.

01/12/2015

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US Farmers Produce Bountiful Crop Of Dry Beans

U.S. farmers produced a bountiful crop of dry beans this year, but any potential savings for consumers might be gobbled up by freight problems in the Northern Plains, where much of the crop is grown.

12/19/2014

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Snow, Cold Hamper Minnesota Harvest Wrap-Up

Freezing temperatures and snow have hampered Minnesota farmers as they try to finish the fall harvest. In its final weekly crop report of the season, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says farmers in the state had only two days suitable for fieldwork in the week that ended Sunday.

11/24/2014

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Snowstorm Halts Corn Harvest For Some Farmers

Minnesota farmers are nearing the end of the corn and sunflower harvests, but last week’s snowstorm halted the harvest for some farmers.

11/17/2014

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Snow Could Reduce Corn Harvest In Upper Midwest

The season’s first snowstorm could be bad news for farmers in the Upper Midwest where corn remains in fields.

11/10/2014

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Chicken Kiev Linked To Minnesota Outbreak Recalled

Federal authorities say a Chicago company has recalled nearly 29,000 pounds of chicken Kiev products linked to a salmonella outbreak in Minnesota.

10/25/2014

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Minnesota Crop Projections Slip From Last Forecast

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota farmers are still expected to harvest more corn than last year, but not quite as much as the government forecast a month ago. Updated estimates from the U.S. Department […]

10/10/2014

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Freeze Could End Growing Season For Immature Crops

A freeze could stop the growing season in the upper Midwest as far south as Nebraska and Iowa, leaving farmers in a difficult situation because much of the region’s corn and soybean fields are not quite ready for harvest.

10/04/2014

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Ag Secretary To Talk Up Farm Programs In Minnesota

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will visit the University of Minnesota to talk about new programs for farmers. The USDA says Vilsack will appear on the St. Paul campus Thursday to announce new initiatives to help farmers across the country better manage their risks.

09/25/2014

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Minnesota Spring Wheat Harvest Nearly Complete

Minnesota’s spring wheat harvest is nearly complete but is still about 10 days behind the average pace.

09/22/2014

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Minnesota Corn Crop Should Be Larger Than Expected

Minnesota’s corn crop should be larger than first expected. But while the U.S. Department of Agriculture says record yields will be set in 18 states, Minnesota isn’t one of them.

09/12/2014

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US To Spend $328M On Conservation Easements

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced $328 million in funding Monday to protect and restore farmlands, grasslands and wetlands across the country.

09/08/2014

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Rains Slow Minnesota Small Grain Harvest

Widespread rains have slowed Minnesota’s small grain harvest but also have improved row crop and pasture conditions. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says 4.5 days were suitable for fieldwork in Minnesota during the week that ended Sunday.

08/25/2014

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