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Don't get complacent on swine viruses

News<p>Don’t get complacent on swine viruses<p>The director of the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) is encouraging pork producers to remain vigilant …

Superweed introduced to Minnesota with conservation seed mix

Federal programs designed to help farmers set aside more habitat for bees and wildlife have produced a dangerous offshoot this year: Some mixes used …

Agriculture

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In Brooklyn Park, sweet-corn grower reflects struggle to farm in metro

For farmers in the suburbs, deciding how long to hold on is a common struggle.

Urban Design

Program provides Somali children access to STEM education

An after-school program that educates and mentors children in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood could be in store for a big expansion.<p>The Minneapolis …

Farmers Push Back Against Animal Welfare Laws

A pig looks out from a pen at a hog feeding operation near Tribune, Kansas. As more states pass laws regulating the treatment of livestock and …

Preserving the sweet life in Minnesota

CC/Flickr/HeatherIn the United States, Minnesota ranks first in tons of sugar beets produced, and second in overall tonnage of sugar produced, with …

Agriculture

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High-path AI remains a threat to poultry industry

News<p>High-path AI remains a threat to poultry industry<p>The poultry industry was recently given a stark reminder that highly pathogenic avian influenza …

Representatives take aim at neonic order

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House Agriculture Policy Committee gathered at the State Office Building on Sept. 13 for a sometimes contentious hearing on …

Tractor rollovers focus of Farm Safety Week in Minnesota

News<p>Tractor rollovers focus of Farm Safety Week in Minnesota<p>Tractor rollover awareness is at the forefront as Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith declares …

From Lee Agrimedia

• By ANDREA JOHNSON Editor<p>GROVE CITY, Minn. – January activities for Matt Pearson included a quick trip out to the National Western Stock Show.

Minnesota Department of Ag clarifies neonic restrictions

News<p>Minnesota Department of Ag clarifies neonic restrictions<p>The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is clarifying aspects of Governor Dayton’s …

<i>by Wanda Patsche</i><p>If there is one term I am most frustrated with hearing people say, it is "Factory Farms." Why? You may find this a little crazy …

Buffers now set in law, farmers making effort to comply

But after it was clarified earlier this year and is now ready to be implemented, Haseman said it is better. “Where it’s at now works for me,” he …

Does Dayton talk to farmers enough?

Many of Minnesota's farmers and farm organizations are not happy with Gov. Mark Dayton, who began both efforts without what farmers say was adequate …

Technicians, Farmers Fight for ‘Right to Repair’

John Reynolds, a technician at the Little Shop of Hardware, in Baltimore, explains the challenges of fixing computers without being able to order …

Buffer debate continues in Minnesota farm country

"Every generation has to leave something for the next to work with," Tiffany said of why he devotes so much land to protecting water from cropland …

GMO debate shows that Congress is bad at regulating

In recent years, Republicans have argued that Congress is a more responsible policymaker than the executive branch. But when it comes to regulation, …

Health Care

Gedney, it's the local pickle

F or its latest product, Gedney Foods could change its slogan from “It’s the Minnesota pickle” to “It’s the local pickle.”<p>With plans for a July …

Search | Pork Business

Jul 01, 2016 by Farm Journal's Pork<p>Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., late last …

Agriculture

Senate Ag. Committee agrees on GMO labeling bill that would pre-empt VT law

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New slogan aims to raise profile of region's ag engine

– The farmers of south-central Minnesota know their land is some of the most productive in the world — a thick band of topsoil pushing up crops that …

Farming

Minnesota takes big step to improve safety on farms

Minnesota will have the nation’s best-funded tractor safety plan now that Gov. Mark Dayton has signed off on legislation that creates the state’s …

Farming