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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
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Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
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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
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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
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On The Street
February 13, 2011
Consumer representative needed on Minnesota Organic Advisory Task Force
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is seeking a consumer representative to fill a vacancy on the Minnesota Organic Advisory Task Force (OATF). The OATF advises the Commissioner of Agriculture and the University of Minnesota about policies and programs that will improve...
February 13, 2011 - 11:29am
January 16, 2011
Store opens at Minneapolis airport offering eco-friendly fashions
Natural Element has opened at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) offering organic, recycled and sustainable clothing, footwear and accessories to the traveling public. Located at Terminal 1, Natural Element is one of the first shops of its kind to offer all eco-conscious...
January 16, 2011 - 11:38am
December 26, 2010
'The Splendid Table' host headlines Minnesota Organic Conference
Award winning public radio host and food author Lynne Rossetto Kasper will headline the Minnesota Organic Conference in St. Cloud on Friday night, January 14, in a talk that is free and open to the public. Kasper co-created and now hosts American Public Media's nationally syndicated...
December 26, 2010 - 11:11am
December 13, 2010
Registration discount ends Friday for organic farming conference
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Early bird registration discount ends Friday for the Minnesota Organic Conference. Scheduled January 14-15, 2011 at the Saint Cloud Civic Center, this farmer-oriented conference is packed with 36 educational breakout sessions, three keynote speakers and a large...
December 13, 2010 - 10:56am
December 5, 2010
Ag department's YouTube videos highlight organic farming
Organic or natural? When it comes to food labels, there is a difference - although the majority of consumers apparently don't know it. To help cut down on the confusion, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has created a series of six short YouTube videos that explain organic...
December 5, 2010 - 1:07pm
October 9, 2010
Organic certification cost share deadline is October 30
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota organic farmers and processors seeking certification have until October 30 to apply for the 2009-2010 Organic Certification Cost Share Program.
October 9, 2010 - 10:52am
September 4, 2010
Organic farmers not immune to economic slump
ST. PAUL, Minn. - A new economic report on organic farming finds Minnesota organic farmers, like conventional farmers, saw their profitability drop sharply in 2009.
September 4, 2010 - 11:57am
June 11, 2010
Field day focuses on organics, sustainable farming
A free organic soil fertility and conservation farm field day will be held on Tuesday, June 15 from 1 to 5 p.m.
June 11, 2010 - 12:00am
May 26, 2010
Organic farm near Parkers Prairie offers shares of its produce
For health-conscious people looking to incorporate clean, pesticide-free foods into their daily diet, Minnesota's Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) may be the answer. Individuals now have the opportunity to buy a share of this type of produce through Ploughshare Farm, a CSA organic...
May 26, 2010 - 12:00am
March 3, 2010
New federal rule should benefit organic livestock farms
Minnesota's organic livestock producers are expected to benefit from a new federal rule that more clearly defines pasture requirements for organic ruminant animals such as cattle, sheep and goats. The National Organic Program Final Rule that went into effect in 2002 specified that...
March 3, 2010 - 12:00am
December 2, 2009
Grow your organic knowledge at the 2010 Minnesota Organic Conference
The 2010 Minnesota Organic Conference and Trade Show offers a great line-up of presentations for anyone interested in organic farming or the organic industry. Registration is now open for the annual conference, which will be held January 15-16 at the St.
December 2, 2009 - 12:00am
September 9, 2009
Organic certification cost share now available
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. "This program provides some regulatory relief from...
September 9, 2009 - 12:00am
June 7, 2009
Members sought for organic task force
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is seeking to fill 15 seats on the Minnesota Organic Advisory Task Force (OATF), which was reauthorized by recent legislation. The OATF advises the Commissioner of Agriculture and the University of Minnesota about policies and programs...
June 7, 2009 - 1:12pm
May 6, 2009
Organic farmers urged to respond to survey
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). The survey will be mailed in early May. MDA Organic and Diversification...
May 6, 2009 - 12:00am
January 14, 2009
Organic certification cost share now available
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is now accepting applications for the 2007-08 organic certification cost share program.
January 14, 2009 - 12:00am