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GUEBERT: Organic by another name … like science

October 18, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Stanford University’s Center for Health Policy published a paper in the Annals of Internal Medicine that, according to the NY Times, “concluded that fruits and vegetables labeled organic were, on average, no more nutritious than their conventional counterparts, which tend to be far less expensive.” Continue Reading

SD program offsets certification costs for organic ag

July 26, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) Organic agriculture producers and processors hoping to offset certification costs can apply for up to 75 percent reimbursement under a state cost-share program.
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Ag leaders advise consumers shopping for organic foods to look for certified label

May 12, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

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, or asking to see an organic certificate. Continue Reading

U of M earns top grade for organic agriculture

May 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota is one of only six land-grant universities across the country with a perfect score in the new rankings from the Organic Farming Research Foundation. Continue Reading

Agriculture in 2022: 11 Northern Plains views of decade down field

February 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Sometimes the demands of the moment prevent agriculturalists from thinking about the long-term, big-picture outlook for area agriculture. What does the future hold for agriculture on the Northern Plains? Continue Reading

Rising demand for organic milk coincides with farmers’ high feed, fuel expenses

February 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

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Local, organic foods not always safer

October 25, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Foods produced at smaller farms or labeled “local,” “organic” or “natural” may appear safer to shoppers nervous about foodborne illness. But a small outbreak of salmonella in organic eggs from Minnesota shows that no food is immune to contamination. Continue Reading

UPDATE: 6 Twin Cities area salmonella illnesses linked to Minnesota organic eggs

October 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says it’s traced the contaminated eggs to the Larry Schultz Organic Farm in Owatonna, where tests confirmed the presence of salmonella. Farm owners are cooperating with the investigation and have issued a voluntary recall of the eggs. Continue Reading

6 Twin Cities area salmonella illnesses linked to Minnesota organic eggs

October 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says it’s traced the contaminated eggs to the Larry Schultz Organic Farm in Owatonna, where tests confirmed the presence of salmonella. Farm owners are cooperating with the investigation and have issued a voluntary recall of the eggs. Continue Reading

Court says pesticide drift can count as trespass

July 25, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

ST. PAUL (AP) The Minnesota Court of Appeals says it can count as trespass under the law when pesticide drifts from one farm to another.

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