CapX2020 Project Forced To Buy Organic DairyA popular organic dairy in Scott County is closing its doors after a major power line project skirted the property. The owners of Cedar Summit Dairy won a district court lawsuit that required a power consortium to buy the farm. The CapX2020 project is constructing huge transmission towers to move electricity across the upper Midwest.
Could Farm Bill Lead To Higher Grocery Prices?The gridlock in Washington D.C. may soon be felt at a grocery store near you. While lawmakers are expected to vote on a budget deal on Thursday, it's a different bill that could really impact your wallet. If Congress doesn't pass a new farm bill by the end of the year milk prices could double.
Minnesota Cheese Fest Hits State FairgroundsWisconsin may be known for its cheese, but Minnesota lays claim to one of the country's largest locally produced cheese festivals. This weekend you can sample some of the best mozzarella at the Minnesota Cheese Festival on the State Fairgrounds.
MN Dairy Farmers Adjust To Declining Milk ConsumptionJanet and John Bremer are dairy farmers in Hastings, and have seen a lot of changes over the years. "When my in-laws first began this farm, there was only three cows -- we now milk 128 every morning and every night," Bremer said. The couple said they understand the decline.
More Than 100 Animals Killed In Barn FireMore than 100 animals, mostly cows, were killed in a barn fire in San Francisco Township early Tuesday morning.
Klobuchar: Cliff Bill Prevents Doubling Of Milk PricesIt looks like milk prices won't be going up. U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar says the fiscal cliff compromise approved after midnight would extend the farm bill along with current prices for milk.
Tips For Getting The Best From Generic Brands It seems like we're all in the grocery store this time of year. And most of us buy a few store brands.
Without A Farm Bill Milk Prices Could SkyrocketWith dust clouds rising on another fall harvest, Minnesota's dairy farmers are getting swallowed up in it.
Raw Milk Trial Underway In MinneapolisA Hennepin County courtroom is a long way from the dairy herds of central Minnesota. But it's where the issue of food safety hangs in the balance with consumers rights. Specifically, it’s about farmer's right to sell raw milk to members of a co-op or “private” food club.
What Happens To Those Princess Kay Butter Heads?When the Minnesota State Fair gets underway in 10 days, the new Princess Kay of the Milky Way will spend the first few hours of her reign in a cooler, getting her head carved in butter.
Raw Milk Trial Postponed, Protestors DemonstrateThe trial of a farmer accused of selling raw milk, which was supposed to get underway Monday morning in Hennepin County, has been postponed one week.