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U.S. Farmers Produce Bountiful Crop of Dry Beans

posted on December 19, 2014 at 2:13 PM

U.S. farmers produced a bountiful crop of dry beans this year, but any potential savings for consumers might be gobbled up by freight problems in the Northern Plains, where much of the crop is grown. Full Story

Oregon GMO Labeling Proponents Concede Defeat

posted on December 12, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Proponents of an Oregon ballot measure requiring labels on genetically modified foods conceded defeat Thursday after a judge ruled against them and an automatic recount appeared unlikely to sway the outcome.w. Full Story

Officials: Seed-Sharing Program Violates State Law

posted on December 5, 2014 at 3:10 PM

Minnesota agriculture officials say a seed-sharing program at the Duluth library is on the wrong side of the law. Full Story

Cold Snap Hits as Harvest Nears Completion

posted on November 14, 2014 at 8:58 AM

Much of the nation faced a rude awakening from relatively balmy fall weather as temperatures plummeted this week across the nation’s midsection, and a blanket of snow covered large portions of the northern plains. Full Story

Barges May Sail Down Mississippi by Weekend

posted on August 8, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Federal officials hope a massive effort to remove silt and sand deposits from the bed of the Mississippi River in Minnesota will have cleared a path for hundreds of tied-up barges carrying millions of dollars in cargo to resume their trips... Full Story

Fertilizer Shipping Commitment Exceeded

posted on May 23, 2014 at 10:59 AM

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — BNSF Railway Co. says it has exceeded its commitment to additional trains hauling fertilizer in the Dakotas, Minnesota and Montana. The Surface Transportation Board last month ordered BNSF and Canadian Pacific Railway... Full Story

Meeting Focuses on Creating Drone Industry Center

posted on April 17, 2014 at 10:09 AM

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Dozens of representatives from agriculture, aviation and higher education are meeting in northwestern Minnesota to discuss ways to promote the region as a center for development of the unmanned aircraft... Full Story

Minnesota farm income drop sharply in 2013

posted on March 28, 2014 at 9:23 AM

A new report says Minnesota farm income dropped dramatically in 2013 largely because of lower corn prices. Full Story

Minnesota's Legislative Auditor Calls For Greater Agricultural Oversight

posted on March 21, 2014 at 3:34 PM

The report called for closer oversight by both the agriculture department and lawmakers, and legislation to mandate more transparency. Full Story

USDA Spending $3M To Feed Honeybees In Midwest

posted on February 28, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Dairy farmers and ranchers in Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Dakotas can qualify for about $3 million to reseed pastures with alfalfa, clover and other plants appealing to both bees and livestock. Full Story

Minnesota grape varieties fuel northern wine industry

posted on February 21, 2014 at 2:26 PM

As the Minnesota Grape Growers Association gathers in St. Paul this weekend, a new report shows how far northern winemakers have come. Full Story

Minn. bill to protect against oil derailments

posted on February 14, 2014 at 2:59 PM

Recent explosive train derailments involving North Dakota crude have a pair of Minnesota lawmakers proposing steps to safeguard the state's towns and cities. Full Story

Sugar Beets Could Improve Dairy Efficiency

posted on November 22, 2013 at 3:13 PM

Sugar Beets Could Improve Dairy Efficiency
Autumn in the Midwest offers a colorful backdrop for farmers taking to the field to reap what they’ve sown. And while fall harvest is a common sight across the land, what one group outside the town of Antigo is pulling out of the ground is... Full Story

Crews Install 2nd of 9 Asian Carp Barriers in Minnesota

posted on October 25, 2013 at 6:01 PM

Construction crews are trying to stay ahead of the icy, cold winter weather as they work to install five gates at the Coon Rapids dam before the end of the year. Full Story

Minnesota Senator Confident Farm Bill Passes This Year

posted on October 18, 2013 at 6:40 PM

Sen. Amy Klobuchar says she's optimistic that Congress will pass a farm bill this year. Full Story
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