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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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Minnesota Grown Directory Turning 30 Years Old

The 30th anniversary edition of the Minnesota Grown Directory comes out in April. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says it began publishing the statewide directory in the early 1980s, long before the "buy local" trend became fashionable.

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Minnesota Seeks More Lookouts For Invasive Pests

Minnesota is seeking more volunteers to help keep an eye out for new infestations of emerald ash borer and other invasive pests. Dozens of citizens already have joined the effort.

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Gypsy Moth Spraying Planned For 3 Metro Locations

Even though it's the middle of a frigid Minnesota winter, officials are already planning to eradicate three gypsy moth infestations in the Twin Cities area this spring.

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Minnesota Organic Conference Set For St. Cloud

Organic farmers and experts will be gathering in St. Cloud on Friday and Saturday for the annual Minnesota Organic Conference and Trade Show. According to organizers with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, the conference offers learning and networking opportunities for farmers new to organic production as well as for old hands at it. Over 400 people attended last year.

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Minn. Ag Dept. Issues Apple Cider Advisory

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is advising consumers to avoid drinking Pepin Heights Orchard brand apple cider.

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