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Block family adjusting to life after month-long disappearance
White House 'nice': Trump pardons turkey raised in Douglas County
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Minn. woman arrested on I-94 stop in ND for $1.37 million in pot
Alexandria company 'not scared' by animal cruelty accusations
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Elks Hoop Shoot contest set for Jan. 7 in Alexandria
Donors can swap books for wine
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A rare mule deer sighting near Alexandria
DNR: Seven deer presumed positive for CWD in area 603 after initial test
Finally his turn
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Robert F. Forster
LETTER: A factual commentary about Planned Parenthood
OUR TURN: Social media opens door to hate and unkindness
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LETTER: The religion of Americanism
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
On The Street
KCCO going away, but CBS signal may stay
Laven re-elected to the state chamber board
Alex born company now part of global high-tech firm
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February 8, 2017
MDA encourages farmers to participate in nutrient initiative
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture invites Minnesota farmers and crop advisers to participate in a unique on-farm nutrient management program that can help water quality while managing production costs.
February 8, 2017 - 12:00pm
January 4, 2017
Open house to discuss water quality certification
The Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program is a voluntary program designed to accelerate adoption of on-farm conservation practices that protect Minnesota's lakes and rivers. Farm owners and operators who implement and maintain approved farm management practices...
January 4, 2017 - 10:00am
July 13, 2016
New farm safety program to prevent tractor rollovers
Minnesota farmers now have access to a new program that makes tractor safety equipment affordable and simple to order.
July 13, 2016 - 12:00am
February 10, 2016
Annual survey relies on farmers' participation
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) encourages farmers to take part in its annual pesticide and fertilizer use survey. The 2016 survey is directed at corn producers and hay growers. The data helps the MDA track the use of agricultural chemicals on Minnesota farms and provides...
February 10, 2016 - 12:00am
October 21, 2015
Minnesota Department of Agriculture offers '2015 Greenbook' publication
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture recently published the 2015 Greenbook, a set of stories about sustainable agriculture research and demonstration projects taking place on Minnesota crop, livestock, fruit and vegetable farms. "The Greenbook is an important part of our Sustainable...
October 21, 2015 - 12:00am
September 30, 2015
Farmers should use soil temperature to guide nitrogen application
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) advises farmers and fertilizer applicators to check soil temperatures when timing application of ammonium-based nitrogen fertilizers this fall. "Waiting until soil temperature stays below 50 degrees F before applying anhydrous ammonia...
September 30, 2015 - 12:00am
May 2, 2013
MDA advises consumers to be aware when buying landscaping plants
MDA advises consumers to be aware when buying landscaping plants The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is reminding consumers to check viability and cold hardiness before purchasing trees, shrubs and other plants for landscaping. Last summer, Minnesota state statute made...
May 2, 2013 - 2:40pm
October 24, 2012
MDA asks Minnesotans to watch for invasive vine
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) cautions Minnesota decorators and retailers to look twice when assembling fall décor and to avoid...
October 24, 2012 - 12:00am
October 21, 2012
MDA asks Minnesotans to watch for invasive vine sometimes mistaken for holiday staple
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is cautioning Minnesota decorators and retailers to look twice when assembling fall décor, and to avoid the vibrant Oriental bittersweet. Oriental bittersweet is a woody vine commonly used for landscaping and holiday decorating. When...
October 21, 2012 - 12:31pm
September 26, 2012
MDA report shows profitability
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) released a new report detailing the financial performance of nine types of specialty crops in Minnesota.
September 26, 2012 - 12:00am
August 9, 2012
Consumer advisory issued for recalled organic grape tomatoes
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is alerting consumers to the recall of Menno Beachy brand Certified Organic Grape Tomatoes after routine testing by the Department found a sample of the product to be contaminated with salmonella. The recalled Menno Beachy brand Certified...
August 9, 2012 - 7:25am
July 6, 2012
MDA loan program helps rural landowners fix ailing septic systems
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has issued more than 5,000 loans for septic system improvements through the Agricultural Best Management Practices (AgBMP) Loan Program.
July 6, 2012 - 12:00am
July 24, 2011
Ag department confirms emerald ash borer infestation in Shoreview, Minn.
ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) confirmed an emerald ash borer infestation in an ash tree in a Shoreview residential neighborhood Friday. The infestation was discovered after the property owner noticed signs of a potential infestation and contacted...
July 24, 2011 - 11:51am
July 11, 2011
Minnesota agricultural exports up 22 percent in 2010
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota exported $5 billion in agricultural products last year, according to figures released by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA). This is an increase of more than $900 million from the 2009 total of $4.1 billion. It's the second time since 2008 ag...
July 11, 2011 - 10:13am
March 4, 2011
Multi-state investigation links E. coli cases to eating in-shell hazelnuts
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) are working with counterparts in Wisconsin, Michigan, and federal agencies to investigate cases of E. coli O157:H7 infection associated with eating in-shell hazelnuts (also known as filberts)...
March 4, 2011 - 3:58pm