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October 8, 2018
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Minnesota farmer talks process of going organic; rebates for certification available through MDA
October 8, 2018 - 7:08am
September 5, 2018
Minnesota Wheat Council seeks area board of directors candidates
September 5, 2018 - 9:30am
August 22, 2018
Agriculture department now taking AGRI grant applications
August 22, 2018 - 4:30am
May 30, 2018
Elections slated for Minnesota Wild Rice Council board
May 30, 2018 - 9:30am
March 19, 2018
Dayton proposes measure to reduce elevated nitrates in drinking water
March 19, 2018 - 11:00am
February 28, 2018
One of the the Minnesota Good Food Access Program funded proposals, Pierz Foods in Pierz, will purchase coolers and shelves to increase store capacity, with a focus on Minnesota-grown products. The full-service grocery store offers a grocery delivery service to local seniors and community members who are unable to visit their store. Screenshot of Pierz Foods website.
Pierz grocer among grant recipients for food access program
February 28, 2018 - 6:00am
January 13, 2018
Robert Mitchell, founder of The Hemp Connection of Tulsa, Oklahoma, (center) visits with Doug Breberg, Dawson, (left) and Brad Kurtz, of Renville County, during the Frozen Farm Forum held in Madison on Friday. Kurtz holds a 1913 book on Minnesota agriculture that devoted a chapter to hemp production in the state. Tom Cherveny / Forum News service
Farmer interest in hemp heating up:Farmers brave winter’s worst to learn about state’s pilot program to grow industrial hemp
January 13, 2018 - 9:00am
December 27, 2017
Northeast Regional Director Susanne Hinrichs of the University of Minnesota Extension-Brainerd Regional Office talks at the Crow Wing County board meeting on Tuesday about a proposal to charge for the proctoring of the commercial pesticide applicator test. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board adopts fee schedules and policies
December 27, 2017 - 5:00am
December 20, 2017
Hotline available for farmers
December 20, 2017 - 4:30am
November 29, 2017
Farmers have more time for wolf grant applications
November 29, 2017 - 3:00am
October 16, 2017
Palmer amaranth can grow 2 to 3 inches a day, typically reaching 6 to 8 feet or more in height. Left uncontrolled, a single female Palmer amaranth plant typically produces 100,000 to 500,000 seeds. It is resistant to multiple herbicides, can cause substantial yield losses and greatly increase weed management costs in soybeans and corn.
State confirms invasive weed in Todd County
October 16, 2017 - 7:00am
August 11, 2017
The fruit of the Amur Honeysuckle is bright red. Photo courtesy: Chris Evans, University of Illinois, Bugwood.org
August Weed of the Month: Amur Honeysuckle
August 11, 2017 - 11:00am
June 22, 2017
Poison hemlock can grow up to eight feet tall. The flowers are small and white with umbrella shaped clusters on the tops of stems, and it is currently in bloom in parts of the state. The stems are hairless and have purple blotches. The plants emit an odor. The flowers of poison hemlock look similar to wild carrot (Daucus carota) and water hemlock (Circuta maculata). However, the fern-like leaves and purple blotches on the stems of poison hemlock distinguish it from these related species. MDA
Poison hemlock weed found in SE Minnesota, may be elsewhere
June 22, 2017 - 1:00pm
May 2, 2017
Tree of heaven in flower. Minnesota Department of Agriculture
May Weed of the Month: Tree of Heaven
May 2, 2017 - 11:20am
April 22, 2017
Minnesota Grown announces Retailer of the Year winners
April 22, 2017 - 7:15am
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