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Not Just Turkeys: Avian Flu Infections In Chickens Spooking Farms, Food Companies

More than 3.6 million chickens have been killed due to the infectious disease with the number continuing to climb. That means new security measures and added monitoring for several companies.

May 14, 2015

Paying more for eggs, cake mix: Grocery prices rise as bird flu spreads

Avian flu has now infected 85 farms in Minnesota, spread across 21 counties, state officials said Tuesday, resulting in the death of at least 5.6 million birds. Just one state south, Iowa – the...

May 13, 2015

Charges: Woman ripped off over $100k in federal loans meant for farmers

A Verndale, Minnesota, woman employed by a federal agency responsible for distributing loans to farmers is accused of stealing over $100,000 dollars from it, the U.S. Attorney says. According to a...

May 06, 2015

Nitrates are a growing threat to Minnesota's drinking water, report finds

Agriculture-related nitrate contamination is a growing concern for Minnesota’s drinking water, according to a report by the state’s Department of Health’s (MDH). The Drinking...

May 06, 2015

Jennie-O temporarily laying off 233 employees due to bird flu outbreak

The deadly avian flu that’s killed more than 5 million turkeys in the state is now costing some people their jobs, at least temporarily. Willmar-based Jennie-O Turkey said in a news release...

May 05, 2015

New law allowing taprooms to sell beer growlers on Sunday signed off by Dayton

Craft breweries will be allowed to sell beer growlers on Sundays after a bill was signed off by Gov. Mark Dayton Friday. However, before they can hand over the 64-ounce jugs to patrons, breweries...

May 02, 2015

JonnyPops Is Young And Hungry

Three kids from St. Olaf are shaking up the ice cream industry.

April 27, 2015


Lunds & Byerlys Rebrand Under Single Banner

Upscale grocers will now be under single combined name.

April 27, 2015

Quest To Be King

Dairy Queen has reinvented itself by leveraging its heritage. Now the 75-year-old franchisor is out to become the world’s best-performing fast-food chain.

April 27, 2015

Bird flu: Huge Iowa egg farm infected, Hormel expects lower turkey sales

Deadly bird flu confirmed at Iowa farm with 5.3M chickens — Yahoo News (@YahooNews) April 20, 2015 The avian flu outbreak among livestock producers...

April 20, 2015

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