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Freeport Farmer Acquitted in Raw Milk Trial

Jurors have acquitted a Minnesota man accused of violating state laws by running a buying club that distributes raw milk from farmers to consumers. The Hennepin County jury on Thursday acquitted Alvin Schlangen on all counts.

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Agriculture Department Wins Grant for Food Safety

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is getting federal help to more quickly trace contaminated food to grocery stores and other distribution points. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration grants of $600,000 over three years will help the agriculture department quickly remove any contaminated food or recalled products from the marketplace.

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President of Geringhoff North America Joseph Jandrisch, Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
President of Geringhoff North America Joseph Jandrisch, Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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St. Cloud Welcomes German Agricultural Manufacturer

German agricultural manufacturer Geringhoff held a news conference in St. Cloud today (Tuesday) to announce plans to come to the city. It will be their first manufacturing plant in North America.

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Basil, Jasmine&Roses, Flickr
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New Basil Fungal Disease Found In Minnesota

Minnesota gardeners who grow basil for cooking should be aware of a new fungal disease that attacks the herb. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has confirmed the state's first case of basil downy mildew.

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Food Plots May Help Rack Up Success[AUDIO]

Todd Amenrud is one of the best in the business, and his tips are priceless!

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4-H – It’s Not Just For Farm Kids! [AUDIO]

If you were a 4-H'er years ago (like me), you'll be amazed at what those kids are up to now!

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Think Again If you Think You Know About Water [AUDIO]

As promised, the DNR's Beth Knutson had a lot to tell us about water and what is in it that most of us don't know.

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Corn, Soybean Farmers Worried About Dryness in Minnesota

Minnesota corn and soybean farmers are preparing to seed their fields, even as concerns mount over whether the unusually warm weather left enough moisture to yield a decent crop.

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Flickr user Mike Baird
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Fergus Falls Goat Chooses Freedom Over Nativity Role

The 3-year-old Angora goat was supposed to have a supporting role at Bethlehem Church in Fergus Falls. Instead it escaped its leash Saturday afternoon, and remained on the lam Monday.

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Wind Farm in Paynesville Falls Behind Schedule

A wind farm that was to be the first such large-scale operation in central Minnesota is about a year behind schedule.

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