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Agribusiness

Food allergies complicate hungry Americans’ search for meals

SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — When Emily Brown, a Kansas City mother, couldn't find foods that her 2-year-old with multiple food allergies could eat at a local food pantry, she mustered up the courage to ask about gluten-free foods or dairy alternatives. The response: "You got something." ...

Brown County farmer reelected to MN Soybean Research, Promotion Council

MANKATO — After nearly 4,000 Minnesota farmers received ballots, the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC) has finalized its 2021 election results. A total of five seats were up this season, with four farmers earning re-election and one newcomer joining the Council. ...

Brown Co. farmers donate to SE FFA chapter

BROWN COUNTY – Brown County Corn and Soybean Growers Association recently donated $1,000 to the Sleepy Eye Public School FFA chapter. The checkoff dollars were granted for the purchase of new grain sieves for the fall crop show the FFA students participate in.   “We strive to promote ...

Dahms bill passes state Senate

ST. PAUL — On Thursday the Minnesota Senate approved Sen. Gary Dahms’ (R-Redwood Falls) bill to create an agriculture specialty-themed license plate in Minnesota. Proceeds from the selling of the license plate would be used to fund youth agriculture programs. “These license plates will ...

Forecast for spring: Nasty drought worsens for much of US

With nearly two-thirds of the United States abnormally dry or worse, the government's spring forecast offers little hope for relief, especially in the West where a devastating megadrought has taken root and worsened. Weather service and agriculture officials warned of possible water use ...

Monarch butterflies down 26% in Mexico wintering grounds

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The number of monarch butterflies that showed up at their winter resting grounds in central Mexico decreased by about 26% this year, and four times as many trees were lost to illegal logging, drought and other causes, making 2020 a bad year for the butterflies. The ...