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The Minnesota Department of Agriculture confirmed last Friday a new Palmer amaranth find in Douglas County. The invasive weed has now been detected in four Minnesota counties: Douglas, Lyon, Todd, and Yellow Medicine. The Douglas County infestation was found through MDA’s…


The Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council and Houston Engineering, Inc. (HEI) are teaming up on a series of four Water Restoration and Protection Strategy (WRAPS) Workshops in watersheds scheduled for a WRAPS or pollution-reduction plan. The workshops will allow farmers to get a better understanding…


In a letter addressed to seven U.S. senators on Oct. 19, U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced two important biodiesel-related developments in the ongoing rulemaking for the Renewable Fuel Standard.


Earlier this month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced changes to the label of the three dicamba herbicides labeled for use on dicamba tolerant soybeans.


For more than 30 years, one innovative program has used a unique approach to increase the connection people have to agriculture, beginning at an early age.  The Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom (MAITC) program was established in 1985 as a…


Ten years ago, the 2008 Ford Mustang launched with seats made of soybean-based foam. Today, soy foam has saved over 228 million pounds of CO2 from entering the atmosphere; the same as would be consumed by four million trees per…


The first set of winners for the DieselSellerz sweepstakes have been announced. Each winner has been notified and are still eligible to win* a private meet-and-greet with the stars of Discovery's Diesel Brothers at the 2018 MN Ag Expo in Mankato.


The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has confirmed a new Palmer amaranth infestation in a conservation planting – this time in Todd County. The MDA is investigating where the Palmer amaranth seed came from; however, officials believe the weed is…