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Peter Ackerman begins to harvest his crops. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Peter Ackerman begins to harvest his crops. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Minnesota Corn Harvest is Nearly Complete

Minnesota farmers have nearly finished their corn harvest despite cold temperatures and snow over the past week.

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Photo: eutrophication&hypoxia, Flickr
Photo: eutrophication&hypoxia, Flickr
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Minnesota Department of Agriculture to Revise Nitrogen Fertilizer Management Plan [AUDIO]

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has created a new Nitrogen Fertilizer Management Plan to help prevent groundwater contamination due to nitrogen fertilizer.

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Ashli Gerdes
Ashli Gerdes
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Organic Conference Draws Crowds Of More Than 500 To St. Cloud

The 12th annual Organic Conference is expected to bring more than 500 organic farmers and processors to the Rivers Edge Convention Center today (Friday).

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Learn About Honey Bees, Vegetables at River’s Edge

If you can't wait for spring, there's a couple workshops that will help you get in the mood. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is hosting the event tomorrow (Thursday) at the River's Edge Convention Center.

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Minnesotans Urged Not to Let Pests Invade Homes

The state Agriculture Department is telling Minnesotans not to let pests into their homes this holiday season -- and they're not talking about relatives.

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Minnesota Corn Harvest Nearly Complete

Minnesota farmers are nearly finished with the corn and sunflower harvests, thanks to continued dry weather. According to the weekly U.S. Department of Agriculture crop-weather report for Minnesota, corn was 93 percent harvested as of Sunday. That compares with 86 percent last year and a five-year average of 60 percent.

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corn (Photo by Jim Maurice)
corn (Photo by Jim Maurice)
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Minnesota Farmers Make Rapid Harvest Progress

Warm, dry weather has helped Minnesota farmers make rapid progress on the soybean harvest. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's weekly crop weather report for Minnesota, the soybean harvest jumped 32 percentage points to 35 percent complete as of Sunday.

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Minnesota Department of Agriculture image
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Pest Found in Trees Near St. Paul’s Summit Avenue

The destructive emerald ash borer has been discovered in trees near St. Paul's historic Summit Avenue. The pests were discovered earlier this month. The area is three miles away from a previously infested spot in the St. Anthony neighborhood.

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Minnesota Department of Agriculture image
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Purple Traps Will Check For Emerald Ash Borers

Researchers will be hanging thousands of purple traps across Minnesota this summer in search of the emerald ash borer. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture plans to place 4,500 traps starting this week.

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Minn. Regulators Investigate Central Minn. Farmer

Minnesota Department of Agriculture regulators are investigating a Freeport area farmer for allegedly selling raw milk and other food products illegally. According to a search warrant affidavit, Alvin Schlangen is believed to be selling raw milk from a south Minneapolis natural food warehouse and at a drop-off point in St. Paul. By law, raw milk can only be sold directly from farms.

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