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Minnesota Department of Agriculture

December 28, 2018
A closeup of elongate hemlock scale, a tiny insect that uses a probe to suck nutrients out of evergreen needles. The insect has been found on many wreaths and other holiday decorations sold at big box stores across Wisconsin and Minnesota. Vermont Invasives photo
Invasive insect found in evergreen decor sold at some Minnesota retailers
December 28, 2018 - 10:43am
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
March 29, 2018
Pro-Wolf View: Farmers, wolves benefit from nonlethal-first approach
March 29, 2018 - 6:06pm
March 28, 2018
Reader's View: Spraying could harm monarch butterflies
March 28, 2018 - 6:31pm
March 20, 2018
Our View: No denying demand for 'good food'
March 20, 2018 - 5:05pm
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
July 11, 2017
Farmers are keeping an eye out for Palmer Amaranth in Minnesota fields. Submitted photo
Minnesota keeps Palmer amaranth at bay by pulling by hand, blow torching
July 11, 2017 - 8:22pm
January 21, 2014
Next round of value added grants available
January 21, 2014 - 11:10pm
MDA invites farmers to advertise in the Minnesota Grown directory
January 21, 2014 - 11:10pm