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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

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
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