agriculture

Major Fieldwork About 3 Weeks Off On Minnesota Farms
It's going to be about three more weeks before full-scale fieldwork begins on Minnesota farms. In its first weekly crop-weather report of the season for Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that this winter's heavy snow and below-average temperatures have put spring fi…
Animals Starved To Death At Dilapidated Farm
The owner of a dilapidated farm in northeastern Minnesota has been cited after investigators say they found a half dozen animals starved to death. St. Louis County sheriff's officials say four horses, a cow and a goat were found dead at the farm.
Wolf Attacks On Livestock, Pets Hit Record Level
Federal officials say a record number of pets and livestock were killed by wolves in Minnesota in 2010. Wolves attacked 139 livestock animals and birds and 23 dogs. Fifteen of the 23 dog attacks were fatal. One-hundred-30 complaints verified by federal officials are 31 percent higher than the five-y…