Category Archives: Minnesota Agriculture

It’s Farmers Market Season!

Finally, it’s farmers market season and Minnesota has plenty of markets to pick from. There are more than 170 markets featured in the Minnesota Grown directory, a handy resource for finding local foods. In addition to the markets, the 2014-15 … Continue reading

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Farmland Film Premiere!

Farmland Film Premiere Event in Minneapolis! An Intimate Look at the Lives of Young Farmers and Ranchers Have you ever wondered about how your food is raised? Have you ever wanted to meet the people who are growing your food? … Continue reading

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A World Food View

Minnesota farmers are among the world’s best at producing food. Whether it’s for people or animals, the state’s farmers are feeding hungry mouths the world over. In 1960, the average American farmer produced enough food for 25 people. Today, thanks … Continue reading

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Following Family Footsteps

Want to know more about a typical dairy farm family? This one was named Minnesota’s Producer of the Year, but they’re not unlike most of the state’s dairy farm families. Meet the Krauses, from Buffalo. And while you’re at it, … Continue reading

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Earth as an Apple

Melting snow makes way for visible grass and soil! Soil is one of our most useful natural resources. From the soil we get food, clothes and materials for the houses we live in. Plants rely on the soil to provide … Continue reading

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America’s Heartland

Where else can you learn about Minnesota pickles, roses and dairy cows all in one place? America’s Heartland has introduced viewers to America’s farmers and ranchers since its first episode in 2005. The idea was a simple one – give … Continue reading

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Minnesota Agriculture Week

Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed March 23-29, 2014 as Minnesota Agriculture Week. The designation is an effort to raise awareness of the significant contributions agriculture makes to the quality of life of all Minnesotans. Dayton says it’s important to recognize … Continue reading

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Farming in the Frigid Cold

The new year arrived with bitter cold this year, not just in Minnesota but across much of the U.S. Sub-zero temperatures as far south as St. Louis made national headlines, and other major cities like Chicago, Milwaukee, and of course … Continue reading

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Animal Agriculture Important to Minnesota’s Economy, Food Supply

Minnesota’s animal agriculture sector continues to help support the state’s economy by adding 8,000 jobs within the past decade, according to a recent United Soybean Board-funded Animal Agriculture Economic Analysis. A successful animal ag industry also benefits the soybean farmers … Continue reading

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Try Minnesota Wines and Cheeses for Your Holiday Meals

There are some excellent Minnesota-made wines and cheeses you should consider as you plan your holiday menus. A wine and cheese pairing can be a splendid addition to any holiday meal. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s Minnesota Grown Directory features 36 … Continue reading

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