‘Now We’re Able To Make A Living Income Doing What We Love’: New Legislation Caps Cottage Food SalaryThe Minnesota Department of Agriculture now allows an annual gross salary cap of $78,000 for cottage food producers.
Minnesota's Worst Drought In Decade To Likely Impact Produce, Gas PricesIt's been nine years since drought conditions in Minnesota were this bad.
New Department Of Agriculture Program Looks To Limit Farm AccidentsAs harvest season approaches, the Department of Agriculture is hoping farmers take advantage of a new program to stay safe.
Over 700 Minnesotans Receive Unsolicited 'Mystery Seeds' In The MailOver 700 Minnesotans have received unsolicited "mystery seed" packages in the mail, according to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
MDA: Minnesotans Report Receiving Unsolicited Mystery Seeds Appearing To Come From ChinaThe Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) on Monday announced that Minnesota residents have reported receiving unsolicited packages of mystery seeds appearing to come from China.
Invasive Lily Leaf Beetle Found For 1st Time In MinnesotaThe lily leaf beetle, an invasive insect that feeds on lilies and fritillaries, has been found for the first time in Minnesota.
Nerstrand Meats & Catering Voluntarily Recalls Jerky-Style Meat ProductsNerstrand Meats and Catering is voluntarily recalling three jerky-style meat products that may have been contaminated due to improper processing.
Agriculture Dept. Aims To Bolster Suicide Prevention Among Farm WorkersFarmer suicide was a major issue during last legislative session at the Minnesota Capitol.
Emerald Ash Borer Discovered In Worthington In SW MinnesotaMinnesota agriculture officials are placing Nobles County under emergency quarantine after emerald ash borers were discovered in Worthington.
Invasive Viburnum Leaf Beetle Found For 1st Time In MinnesotaThe beetle is currently found in the northeastern United States and Wisconsin. It feeds only on species of viburnum and can weaken and eventually kill the plant through defoliation. It chews holes in leaves in a pattern similar to Japanese beetles.
Minnesota Aiming To Preserve Its Dairy FarmsThe Minnesota Department of Agriculture has rolled out a state program that aims to inject cash into the state's struggling dairy industry.
MDA Issues Consumer Advisory For Produce From Andover WalmartAnyone who purchased fresh, unpackaged produce between Sunday morning and Wednesday night from the Andover Walmart should dispose of it. The consumer advisory was issued in response to a "chemical incident."
Growers Expect Raspberry, Blueberry Picking To Start Early JulyYou'll find the best raspberries and blueberries in southern Minnesota first.
More Minnesota Farmers Considering Industrial HempThe 2018 Farm Bill, recently passed by Congress and awaiting the President’s signature will open new markets for the long-banned crop. For years industrial hemp or ditch weed as it was known, had been placed on the controlled substances list, despite the fact it has no hallucinogenic value.
Blueberry, Raspberry Growers Ready For Picking SeasonDepending on the variety and weather conditions, blueberry season lasts at least three weeks.