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A lot has changed in Washington, D.C., in the two years since Minnesota farmer Chris Hill visited the nation’s capital. “It’s a different world out here, I’ll tell you that much,” Hill said. Hill joined fellow National Biodiesel Board leaders…


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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is awarding the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and 11 project partners $500,000 to advance work in farm stress and rural mental health in Minnesota. MDA’s “Bend, Don’t Break” initiative…


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The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association and Minnesota Farm Bureau joined more than 80 agricultural groups in filing formal objections to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Aug. 30 rule to revoke all tolerances of chlorpyrifos. Stakeholders, by law, can object to pesticide…


Minnesota farmers who want to improve safety on their farms can now apply for funding through two programs from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) that help with the cost of buying, shipping and installing eligible safety equipment. “There’s very…


Sen. Foung Hawj arrived at Ryan Mackenthun’s farm at an ideal time in late September to see firsthand that the farming life can be a grind, especially during harvest.  “He got there and one of our combines had broken down,”…


In late September, Gov. Tim Walz announced a $10 million drought relief package to support Minnesota farmers and livestock producers impacted by severe drought conditions during the 2021 growing season. “Historic drought conditions have created extreme stress and financial hardship…


On Tuesday, Minnesota Congresswoman Angie Craig and Sen. Amy Klobuchar joined Reps. Cindy Axne (Iowa) and Cheri Bustos (Ill.) in leading a bicameral group of Congressional members spanning seven states in a letter urging the Biden administration to increase biofuels usage and reject any…


 The Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s (MDA) Emerging Farmers’ Working Group (EFWG) has openings for nine volunteer members for two-year terms. Minnesotans interested in making it easier for new and emerging farmers to create or sustain an agricultural business are encouraged…