Minnesota Officials Bracing For Possible 2nd Wave Of Bird FluTop state officials say there's a good chance Minnesota will see another bird flu outbreak.
Minnesota Corn, Soybean Development Ahead Of Last YearAccording to the USDA's weekly crop report Monday, 65 percent of Minnesota's corn acreage was in or beyond dent stage. That's 10 days ahead of last year and six days ahead of the five-year average.
Oscar Meyer Recalls 2M Pounds Of Turkey BaconTwo million pounds of turkey bacon is being recalled over its expiration date. Oscar Meyer is taking three varieties dated between May 31 and August 6 off the shelf.
Using Sweet Grass To Repel MosquitoesThis is the time of year mosquitoes most often transmit the West Nile virus. But there is an all-natural way to prevent mosquito bites by using sweet grass. Native Americans have used sweet grass for centuries for ceremonial purposes and weaving.
USDA Seeking Proposals For Production Of Bird Flu VaccineThe U.S. Department of Agriculture is taking bids from animal health companies for a bird flu vaccine.
Minnesota's Small-Grain Harvest Makes Substantial ProgressMinnesota's small-grain farmers are making substantial harvest progress while the state's corn and soybean crops are in great shape.
1st Restocked Iowa Turkey Farmer Talks Lessons From Bird FluThousands of young turkeys are running around barns on a farm that was the first in Iowa to restock after a bird flu outbreak devastated Midwest flocks.
USDA: Bird Flu Vaccine Works On Chickens; Testing On TurkeysScientists have developed a vaccine strain that has tested 100 percent effective in protecting chickens from bird flu and testing is underway to see if it also protects turkeys, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the House Agriculture Committee at a hearing on Wednesday.
Minnesota Farmers Welcome Rain As Crop Development AdvancesMinnesota farmers have generally welcomed the recent rain despite high winds and hail in some areas. In its weekly crop progress and condition report for Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that topsoil moisture supplies are rated 87 percent adequate, 10 percent surplus, and only 3 percent short.
Aspen Foods Recalls Nearly 2 Million Pounds Of ChickenThe U.S. Department of Agriculture says Illinois-based Aspen Foods is recalling nearly 2 million pounds of raw, frozen chicken products over concerns they might be contaminated with salmonella.
Minnesota Soybean Development Remains Ahead Of Last YearMinnesota's soybean and small grains continue developing well ahead of last year's pace.
Federal Gov't To Step Up Bird Flu Monitoring This FallThe federal government has announced plans to step up monitoring of wild birds for avian influenza this fall to provide an early warning of any resurgence of a disease that devastated poultry farms in the Upper Midwest.
Meat Prices Fluxuating With Father's Day, Fourth Of July AheadIf you're going to be grilling out as we officially start summer on Father's Day or are getting ready for the Fourth of July, expect certain meats to be more expensive.
Rain, Wet Fields Hamper Alfalfa Hay Harvest In MinnesotaRain and wet fields have slowed the alfalfa hay harvest and crop spraying in Minnesota.
USDA: Bird Flu Vaccine Not Good Enough For OutbreakThe U.S. Department of Agriculture says a bird flu vaccine doesn't work well enough to approve it for emergency use against the current outbreak that's shaken the Midwest poultry industry.