From developing cold hardy kiwi fruit to extending the vegetable growing season, many Minnesota farmers and researchers have turned their ideas into viable production practices with the help of a Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) Sustainable Agriculture grant.
Organic farmers and processors can receive a partial rebate for the cost of organic certification, according to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA). Applications are being accepted by MDA from now until October 15, 2009.
As any farmer or home gardener will tell you, it is hard work turning little seeds into productive, healthy plants. The process becomes much more challenging in those rare cases when the seed itself is defective.
A hundred and fifty Alexandria residents will be jailed August 25.
Their crime: being a dedicated supporter of the March of Dimes. These “jailbirds” will spend their time behind bars raising money for Minnesota babies.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is setting nearly 27,000 gypsy moth traps across eastern Minnesota this spring as part of its annual program to monitor Minnesota’s forests and urban areas for new infestations by the destructive tree pest.
With spring fieldwork in high gear, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) reminds all agricultural professionals about the importance of observing legally required pesticide application setbacks to protect state water resources.
To date, the Minnesota Department of Health has identified 16 probable and two confirmed cases of the H1N1 novel influenza in Minnesota. All of the cases so far have been mild. More severe cases will likely appear as MDH focuses its testing on hospitalized cases.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is urging organic farmers in the state to respond to the first organic production survey to be conducted by the USDA’s National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS).
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