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The Minnesota Department of Agriculture along with the Sustainable Farming Association and other partners are working together to bring Dave Pratt and his Ranching for Profit workshops to Minnesota in December.  Pratt’s tool box full of simple but effective processes have earned him a reputation for getting to the heart of the problem and finding win-win solutions.

Mr. Pratt’s workshop, “The Three Secrets for Increasing Profit” will teach producers to run their operation as a business instead of a low-paying, physically demanding job.  He will teach the difference between…

Ruck’s Meat Processing of Belle Plaine, Minnesota, is voluntarily recalling a variety of sausage products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes. During routine sampling, Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) inspectors discovered the product was processed in a manner that could result in possible Listeria contamination.

The MDA and the company have not received any reports of adverse reactions or illness due to consumption of this product.

Ruck’s Meat Processing sausage products subject to this recall bear the establishment number “8921”…

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is now accepting applications for 2019 Good Food Access Program (GFAP) Equipment and Physical Improvement Grants. A total of $150,000 is available to assist grocery stores and small food retailers purchase equipment or make physical improvements that will increase availability of and access to affordable and nutritious foods. Projects must be located in or serve food deserts and populations such as the elderly or people with disabilities in low- and moderate-income areas.

“Access to affordable, healthy foods is important, so it's vital…

Upcoming Events

When: November 13, 2018 from 1:30 - 4:30 PM

Where: 5th Floor…

Minnesota produce growers are invited to take a …

The MDA and Dakota County Soil & Water Conservation District are…