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August 23, 2016
Federal cheese purchase to help dairy farmers, the poor
August 23, 2016 - 7:54pm
November 17, 2015
A monarch butterfly lays eggs on a leaf. Monarch populations have been declining for two decades. (ELLEN STARR/NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE BIOLOGIST)
Feds offer Minnesota farmers money to help save monarch butterfly
November 17, 2015 - 9:44am
August 21, 2015
Pro Farmer pegs smaller corn, bean crops than USDA
August 21, 2015 - 10:03pm
July 7, 2015
Vaccine not at top of federal avian flu response plan
July 7, 2015 - 11:03pm
June 22, 2015
Dr. Montserrat Torremorell, D.V.M. is an animal health expert with the University of Minnesota. She was part of a team researching whether airborne transmission of avian flu is possible. It is, though they need more research to determine whether infection occurred in that manner.
Chasing the avian flu virus: Research shows airborne transmission is a possibility
June 22, 2015 - 12:01am
May 11, 2015
USDA offers bird flu help online
May 11, 2015 - 11:39pm
April 24, 2015
A decontamination crew works at turkey barns seven miles west of Willmar on State Highway 40. Gov. Dayton and other state leaders will be in Willmar Saturday for an update on the avian influenza. (TRIBUNE/Rand Middleton)
Avian flu: Public forum at 3 p.m. Saturday in Willmar with Dayton, other lawmakers
April 24, 2015 - 2:02pm
April 7, 2015
USDA: Corn loses appeal, niche crops gain
April 7, 2015 - 6:00am
March 31, 2015
Service technician Robert Morrill works Tuesday on a tractor’s air filter at Haug Implement Co. in Willmar. The USDA released its Prospective Plantings report — in which it predicts what farmers will plant this spring — Tuesday. (TRIBUNE/Gary Miller)
USDA expects more soybeans, small-market crops to be planted this spring
March 31, 2015 - 11:50pm
March 30, 2015
Best guess: Key March 31 USDA report generates even more interest
March 30, 2015 - 11:22pm
March 27, 2015
USDA extends farm bill signup for another week to April 7
March 27, 2015 - 11:23pm
March 17, 2015
USDA data says 97 percent of farms are family owned
March 17, 2015 - 11:26pm
January 23, 2015
USDA Secretary orders update of animal welfare research strategy
January 23, 2015 - 10:52pm
October 29, 2014
A bee is seen on a flower in a forest near the village of Berezhok, north of Minsk, July 23. (REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko)
North Dakota honey bees get boost from USDA
October 29, 2014 - 11:48pm
October 17, 2014
Blustery winds didn’t stop Tom Meium, field representative for U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, left, from taking advantage of the photo opportunity during a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday morning for the Bethesda Health and Housing project. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny
Celebrating start of Bethesda project
October 17, 2014 - 11:56pm