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Carbon farming takes root at Land O'Lakes subsidiary
Truterra, owned by ag giant Land O'Lakes, launched a carbon program in 2021, paying farmers to adopt other earth-friendly farm practices. Truterra sells those credits to Microsoft in a carbon-offsetting deal.
Cottonwood County farmer charged in $46 million organic grain fraud scheme
The top federal prosecutor in Minnesota announced an indictment on Monday of a Jeffers man for marketing non-GMO grains as organic.
Federal assistance OKed for Minnesota spring storm damage
Extension requested to seek federal support for Memorial Day tornadoes as damage assessment continues.
Parts of Minnesota slip back into severe drought
Minneapolis and St. Paul had one of their driest Junes on record.
Minnesota's meat lockers need apprentices to solve bottlenecks, report says
Some shoppers turned to local farmers and butcher shops during the pandemic, but smaller producers are stretched thin.
A North Dakota city attracted a corn mill. Then came questions about its Chinese owners
Officials in Grand Forks are enthusiastic about the potential benefit to the economy, but the connection to China stoked a backlash.
Minnesota dairy farmer advocates for regenerative ag at congressional hearing
A Minnesota dairy farmer from Fillmore County testified to a House oversight subcommittee on Tuesday about regenerative agricultural practices that aid water and soil health.
Falling prices of corn and soybeans begin to align with demand outlook
The weather in coming weeks will determine whether market conditions continue heading to a balance.
Minnesotan agriculture leaders to join USDA trade trip to Philippines
The state's crop lobbies, as well as the top ag official, will join agriculture and food groups from around the country on a three-day mission to Manila.
CHS reports half-a-billion in quarterly profit as war in Ukraine roils grain and fuel markets
Strong demand for oil, higher commodity markets drove profits for the nation's largest agribusiness cooperative, headquartered in Minnesota.
Man becomes trapped in grain bin and dies
He was at his farm about 6 miles south of Freeport in central Minnesota.
Meatpackers still face price-fixing complaints in federal court in Minnesota
Smithfield's settlement doesn't end the lawsuit, which also names Minnesota's Hormel. A similar suit against the "Big 4" beef packers, including Cargill, is before the same judge.
General Mills remains on track to meet 2030 regenerative ag goal
The company is monitoring 175 million acres of farmland to better measure the success of regenerative practices.
'Stop fighting Mother Nature': How farmers are adapting to extreme weather
Farm on the Canadian prairie practices regenerative agriculture to buffer wild swings in weather.
Ag commodity prices cool after late-spring spikes
Corn prices hit $8 a bushel in the spring, but have since retreated. The same is true with wheat and soybeans as Brazil harvests, shipments escape the Black Sea and hedge funds drop ag commodities.
Will the corn be 'knee-high by the Fourth of July'? Maybe, this year
The outdated slogan may be relevant this year after heavy rains and cold temperatures delayed Minnesota's corn crop season.
Gov. Walz lauds bipartisan ag bill that boosts families, food security, economy
The bill includes grants for drought relief as well as money to expand broadband in the state.
New wheat variety honors small Minnesota town
University of Minnesota is rolling out a hard red spring wheat called MN-Rothsay — a tip of the hat to the town straddling Wilkin and Otter Tail counties.
John Deere tapping into Apple-like tech model to drive revenue
Firm developing self-driving equipment loaded with software that is harvesting a new kind of bumper crop: data
U.S. cuts soy supply outlook, raises corn, wheat stocks view
However, weather will determine the final output, analysts said.
$1.1B beef plant — largest in U.S. — planned for South Dakota
The private enterprise would compete with the big meatpackers, including Cargill, and would be built starting in 2023 in Rapid City.
USDA sends $700 million to pandemic-affected ethanol, biodiesel facilities
The pandemic marked a dramatic downshift in demand for biofuels. Some plants, including in Minnesota, needed to slow operations. Now, the plants are seeing long-awaited grant funding.
Surging Lake Elmo is state's fastest-growing city
Farm fields are plowed under for houses as the surge of new arrivals pushed the city's population up 13.6 percent from July 2020 to July 2021, according to the latest U.S. Census estimates.
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