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Issues Remain as Buffers Move from Capitol to Cropland

posted on October 2, 2015 at 3:44 PM

State officials are moving to implement new requirements for setbacks between cropland and waterways passed by the Legislature this year, but concern and confusion among farmers and lawmakers surrounding the new law makes it clear — the buffer... Full Story

Tests on Ducks Could Provide Early Warning on Bird Flu

posted on October 2, 2015 at 3:44 PM

Wildlife managers in the upper Midwest expect the first results next week from tests that could provide an early warning on whether ducks flying south for the winter are carrying the deadly kind of bird flu that devastated the region's poultry... Full Story

Large potato grower scales back expansion in deal with DNR

posted on September 11, 2015 at 1:57 PM

A large regional potato grower has agreed to scale back its expansion plans in a deal with regulators to protect sensitive groundwater and pine forests in central Minnesota. Full Story

Minnesota farmers expect bumper crop of berries

posted on July 10, 2015 at 12:58 PM

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says farmers across the state are expecting a bumper crop of blueberries and raspberries following favorable weather conditions this spring. Full Story

Q and A on bird flu, focus turns to preventing repeat

posted on June 12, 2015 at 3:29 PM

No new bird flu cases have been reported in nearly a week on commercial farms in Minnesota and Iowa, giving government officials, scientists and farmers hope that the worst U.S. outbreak of the bird flu is, though not over, winding down. Full Story

U.S. to import liquid eggs from Netherlands as losses top 47 million birds

posted on June 12, 2015 at 1:13 PM

U.S. to import liquid eggs from Netherlands as losses top 47 million birds
The number of birds impacted by Avian Flu topped 47 million this week, even as the temperature warmed up, slowing the spread of the virus. Nearly three-quarters of the infected poultry were hens. Turkeys and chickens across 21 states have been... Full Story

Bird Flu Costs Reach $1 Billion

posted on May 22, 2015 at 5:38 PM

Bird Flu Costs Reach $1 Billion
Iowa, the nation’s top egg producer, and Minnesota, which leads the country in turkey production, are taking the hardest hit for H5N2, also known as avian flu. Estimates released this week assess the economic costs of the virus, at close to $1... Full Story

Turkey Farmer Hit by Bird Flu Sees Emotional, Financial Toll

posted on May 8, 2015 at 4:42 PM

Bird flu has badly shaken the Midwest poultry industry, which has lost nearly 28 million chickens and turkeys already. Farmers are facing huge losses, and one plant laid off workers Tuesday because of short supplies. Full Story

Red River Valley farmer uses excess water for irrigation

posted on May 1, 2015 at 6:40 PM

A farmer in the Red River Valley is one of a few testing a new idea to bring back excess water to fields when it's needed. Full Story

Bird flu confirmed at 4 more Minnesota turkey farms

posted on April 10, 2015 at 3:00 PM

A deadly strain of bird flu was confirmed Friday at four more turkey farms in Minnesota, raising the number of farms affected in the country's top turkey-producing state to 13 and the toll at farms across the Midwest to over 1 million. Full Story

Deadly bird flu shows up in South Dakota, 4th Minnesota farm

posted on April 2, 2015 at 3:48 PM

A bird flu strain that's deadly to poultry has shown up in a commercial turkey flock in South Dakota and a fourth turkey farm in Minnesota. Full Story

2nd western Minnesota turkey farm hit by bird flu outbreak

posted on March 27, 2015 at 3:14 PM

State and federal officials have confirmed an outbreak at a second Minnesota turkey farm of a form of bird flu that's deadly to poultry. Full Story

Milk prices drop after years of profits for farmers

posted on March 20, 2015 at 3:12 PM

NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) — Milk prices have fallen by more than one-third since last fall, putting a crunch on dairy farmers after several profitable years. Full Story

Governor to railroads: Pony up for safety upgrades

posted on March 13, 2015 at 1:50 PM

Gov. Mark Dayton is giving railroad companies a tongue-lashing for resisting his tax plan to fund safety improvements. Full Story

EPA says Minnesota businesses best at reducing pollutants

posted on January 30, 2015 at 3:23 PM

A new Environmental Protection Agency report says Minnesota businesses are the best in the United States at reducing or eliminating some dangerous pollutants. Full Story
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