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Colorado unveils plan to manage water amid drought, demand

posted on November 20, 2015 at 5:15 PM

The plan sets conservation goals, outlines ways to share water during droughts and suggests ways to preserve the environment, recreation and agriculture while accommodating rapid population growth. Full Story

Group unveils undercover video from Minnesota slaughterhouse

posted on November 13, 2015 at 4:17 PM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday it saw "completely unacceptable" actions depicted on an animal welfare group's undercover video from a Minnesota slaughterhouse that supplies Hormel Foods. Full Story

Farmer Corn Trade Lawsuits Against Syngenta Reach 2,000

posted on November 6, 2015 at 5:13 PM

About 2,000 farmers, grain handlers and corn exporters have filed lawsuits against Swiss biotechnology company Syngenta now that a federal judge has ruled their cases have merit to move forward. Full Story

Dayton orders swifter inspections of oil rail routes

posted on October 23, 2015 at 4:46 PM

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton asked state railroad inspectors Thursday to speed up safety inspections of tracks where more oil cars are moving through Full Story

Minnesota takes North Dakota coal fight to appeals court

posted on October 23, 2015 at 3:35 PM

A three-judge federal appeals panel posed tough questions as the states of North Dakota and Minnesota faced off in a legal battle over regulating coal-generated electricity. Full Story

Despite bird flu, Minnesota still top turkey producing state

posted on October 9, 2015 at 3:14 PM

Minnesota has retained its ranking as the nation's top turkey producing state despite this year's bird flu outbreak. Full Story

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
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