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Minnesota Department of Agriculture

February 18, 2019
MDA offers agricultural grants to schools to purchase milk coolers
February 18, 2019 - 9:30am
January 4, 2019
This photo, courtesy of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, shows elongate hemlock scale on the underside of holiday evergreen decorations.
MDA requests burning, bagging evergreen decorations
January 4, 2019 - 8:00am
December 29, 2018
This photo, courtesy of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, shows elongate hemlock scale on the underside of holiday evergreen decorations.
MDA encourages residents to burn or bag evergreen decorations bought at several Minnesota retailers
December 29, 2018 - 7:00am
December 8, 2018
Susan and Allen Schmidt, owners of Love Lake Christmas Trees, stand in front a blue spruce Sunday, Dec. 2 — the first tree they planted 32 years ago. Kelly Humphrey / Forum News Service
The last Christmas: Central Minnesota tree farm to close, neighbor faces uncertain future
December 8, 2018 - 11:28am
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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