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Report examines ways to support pollinator populations

January 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

A new report from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) examines challenges to Minnesota pollinator populations and ways to enhance their habitat.
The 2013 Legislature directed the MDA to propose ways to create and enhance habit for insect p…continue reading on echopress.com

Next round of value added grants available

January 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has another round of funding available for projects to help farmers, producers and processors add value to their operations.
A total of $2 million in funding has been made available through the Agricultu…continue reading on echopress.com

MDA invites farmers to advertise in the Minnesota Grown directory

January 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is updating its popular statewide Minnesota Grown directory of farms and farmers markets. Minnesota producers who grow or raise products to sell directly to consumers are eligible to be in the directory. …continue reading on echopress.com

Next round of value added grants available

December 31, 2013 in Uncategorized

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has another round of funding available for projects to help farmers, producers and processors add value to their operations.
A total of $2 million in funding is available through the Agricultural Growth,…continue reading on echopress.com

Next round of value added grants available

December 31, 2013 in Uncategorized

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has another round of funding available for projects to help farmers, producers and processors add value to their operations.
A total of $2 million in funding is available through the Agricultural Growth,…continue reading on echopress.com

Stingless wasps are battling emerald ash borer

December 31, 2013 in Uncategorized

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has confirmed that stingless wasps are doing their job in attacking emerald ash borer (EAB).
Two years after releasing the wasps at Great River Bluffs State Park near Winona, MDA staff has found reproduc…continue reading on echopress.com

Stingless wasps are battling emerald ash borer

December 31, 2013 in Uncategorized

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has confirmed that stingless wasps are doing their job in attacking emerald ash borer (EAB).
Two years after releasing the wasps at Great River Bluffs State Park near Winona, MDA staff has found reproduc…continue reading on echopress.com

Deadline to request beef referendum ballots extended

December 24, 2013 in Uncategorized

To ensure maximum participation and the opportunity to learn about the upcoming beef referendum, the deadline for Minnesota beef producers to request a ballot has been extended to Friday, January 17.
“After holding public hearings with producers, …continue reading on echopress.com

Deadline to request beef referendum ballots extended

December 24, 2013 in Uncategorized

To ensure maximum participation and the opportunity to learn about the upcoming beef referendum, the deadline for Minnesota beef producers to request a ballot has been extended to Friday, January 17.
“After holding public hearings with producers, …continue reading on echopress.com

Minnesota school lunches are more locally grown

September 9, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota students are eating more fresh, locally grown produce in school lunches this year. Continue Reading