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.
DNR Releases New Firewood Rules For State ParksThe Minnesota DNR has new firewood laws for campers and people planning to visit state parks this summer.
Dairy Farmers Losing Canadian Milk Markets, Fear BacklashAfter a recent change in Canada's milk pricing policy, a number of Minnesota and Wisconsin dairy farmers are scrambling for new markets.
Minn. Farmers Expected To Plant Less Corn, More SoybeansMinnesota farmers are expected to plant less corn and wheat this year. There are surpluses of corn and wheat in storage in the U.S., so many farmers will grow soybeans instead.