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DNR discovers two more cases of invasive species in Beltrami County
'Good progress' reported on Highway 29 bridge in south Alexandria
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, August 25
'Awesome' State Fair opens with more security
Motorcycle crash victim says gear saved his life
Girls tennis: Osakis ties for seventh at Delano tourney
Girls soccer: Tie tests Alex to begin season
Hobie's new toy: Released in April, the Eclipse paddleboard draws intrigue
Sports schedule for Friday, August 26
A chance for another title for Carlos Whitecaps
Underwater Art: Decoys on display in Evansville
Robby Vee finishes out summer concert series
Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
Strive to be a foundation for others
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
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DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
IT'S OUR TURN: Recalling the dawn of the digital age; facing its challenges
EDITORIAL: Long wait for mental health care must be fixed
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
July 31, 2013
Organic Crop Improvement Association meeting set
The Organic Crop Improvement Association (OCIA) Minnesota Chapter #1 will hold an educational meeting on Friday, August 9 at Douglas County Public Works Building, 526 Willow Drive, Alexandria. This meeting is free and open to the public. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.
July 31, 2013 - 12:00am
July 15, 2013
Minnesota pioneers organic transition cost share program
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has announced a new pilot program designed to assist farmers transitioning their land or livestock to certified organic status. The program is the first in the nation to provide an incentive for farmers to work with a USDA-accredited...
July 15, 2013 - 2:53pm
January 2, 2013
Owner of organic farm gets big honor
Gary Brever was named the 2012 Outstanding Young Farmer by the Minnesota Jaycees for his work in advancing the agricultural career, soil and...
January 2, 2013 - 12:00am
December 4, 2012
Organic Conference packed with experts, food and fun
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is now taking registrations for the 2013 Minnesota Organic Conference, to be held January 11-12 at the River's Edge Convention Center in downtown St. Cloud. More than 500 people are expected to attend. Now in its 12th year, this farmer-focused...
December 4, 2012 - 11:36am
October 10, 2012
Organic farmers, processors certification rebate deadline is October 31
Minnesota organic farmers and processors have until October 31 to apply for this year's Organic Certification Cost Share Program. So far, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has received applications from about 300 certified organic farms and businesses. MDA organic program...
October 10, 2012 - 12:00am
October 7, 2012
Organic farmers, processors have until October 31 to apply for certification rebate
Minnesota organic farmers and processors have until the end of the month to apply for this year's Organic Certification Cost Share Program. So far, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has received applications from about 300 certified organic farms and businesses. MDA Organic...
October 7, 2012 - 3:57pm
October 3, 2012
Organic certification cost share program now accepting applications
Minnesota organic farmers and processors can now apply for a rebate of up to 75 percent of the cost of their organic certification. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is accepting applications for the Minnesota Organic Cost Share Program from now until October 31. To qualify,...
October 3, 2012 - 12:00am
August 25, 2012
Minnesota's organic certification cost share program now accepting applications
Minnesota organic farmers and processors can now apply for a rebate of up to 75 percent of the cost of their organic certification. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is accepting applications for the Minnesota Organic Cost Share Program from now until October 31, 2012. Organic...
August 25, 2012 - 11:30am
August 13, 2012
Organic farm report shows fairly strong performance last year
ST. PAUL, Minn. - A new report issued by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) shows that 2011 was generally a good year for certified organic crop producers in the state, and somewhat challenging for organic dairy farms, although there was a high degree of variability across...
August 13, 2012 - 11:23am
Deadline approaches to apply for Organic Advisory Task Force
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) reminds residents that the deadline to apply for the Minnesota Organic Advisory Task Force (OATF) is June 26. The OATF advises the commissioner of agriculture and the University of Minnesota about policies and programs that will improve...
June 13, 2012 - 12:00am
May 12, 2012
Ag leaders advise consumers shopping for organic foods to look for certified label
As farmers markets begin opening for the season, more Minnesotans will be buying and preparing fresh, locally grown foods. For consumers interested in buying organic products, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) advises looking for the USDA organic label, certifier seal,...
May 12, 2012 - 11:58am
February 27, 2012
Scholarships available to transitioning and recently certified organic farmers
Transitioning to organic farming can present financial uncertainty for farmers, but a special program is available in Minnesota to help them accomplish their goals. The "Tools for Transition" program, led by the University of Minnesota (UMN), Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA)...
February 27, 2012 - 5:02pm
November 20, 2011
Minnesota Organic Conference set in St. Cloud
Plan now for a mid-January jaunt to St. Cloud and the 2012 Minnesota Organic Conference. The annual event will grow in 2012 to include even more trade show vendors, educational breakout sessions, and nationally renowned keynote speakers, according to organizers. Scheduled January...
November 20, 2011 - 9:45am
October 22, 2011
Reminder to organic farmers to sign up for certification cost-share
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) reminds certified organic growers and manufacturers that the deadline to apply for the 2010-11 Minnesota Organic Certification Cost Share Program is October 31. "So far, we've received 50 more applications than we had at this same...
October 22, 2011 - 11:35am
May 7, 2011
Minnesota Organic Advisory Task Force needs seven new members
ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is seeking members to fill seven scheduled vacancies on the Minnesota Organic Advisory Task Force (OATF). Authorized by Minnesota Statute, the OATF advises the Commissioner of Agriculture and the University of Minnesota...
May 7, 2011 - 11:54am