Dept. Of Agriculture Allows Mining In Forests Near BWCAThe U.S. Department of Agriculture says it has removed a “major obstacle” to mineral leasing – like copper-nickel mining -- in an area near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Minnesota.
How Long Can Food Be Left Out?It's the time of year for picnics, outdoor wedding and camping trips – which means lots of food outside.
Farmers Still Assessing Damage After Storms In Northern, Central Minn.The U.S. Department of Agriculture says farmers are still assessing the damage after strong thunderstorms moved across northern and central parts of Minnesota last week.
New Brighton Bakery Recalling 873 Pounds Of ProductsSolomon Snacks and Bakery is recalling about 873 pounds of meat pie products that were not federally inspected, were misbranded and contained undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agirculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Saturday.
Good Question: How Much Sugar Should We Be Eating?A new study found some Starbucks favorites are filled with all the added sugar we should eat in a day -- and then some. For example, a large white chocolate mocha has 74 sugary grams, and a large hot chocolate has 60 grams of sugar.
USDA Buying $14.5M In Dry Beans To Boost Upper Midwest farmersU.S. senators from North Dakota and Minnesota say the federal Department of Agriculture is buying up to $14.5 million worth of dry beans to help farmers in the two states.
Good Question: What's The Cost Of Raising A U.S. Child?The Department of Agriculture releases a report every year estimating what it costs to raise one child from the ages of zero to 17. In 2014, the estimate came out to $245,340. So, where does that money go?
Wholesale Price Of Fresh Turkeys Up This Thanksgiving, But Not DrasticallyBird flu took a bite out of the turkey supply. Heavy rain washed out the pumpkin crop. Yet Thanksgiving groceries likely won't cost Americans much more than last year, and nobody should have to miss gobbling down their favorite holiday foods.
USDA Forecasts Record Corn, Soybean Crops In MinnesotaWith Minnesota's fall harvest nearly over, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has boosted forecasts for what were already expected to be record corn and soybean crops.
Iowa Company 1 Of 2 Awarded Contract By USDA For Bird Flu Vaccines A federal agency has awarded contracts to two companies to manufacture a bird flu vaccine. But officials haven't decided whether to give the doses to poultry to protect against a disease that led to the destruction of 48 million chickens and turkeys this spring.
4 New York Wildcats Relocated To Minnesota SanctuaryFour wildcats were relocated after being surrendered by their owner.
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.