Adam Belz | Star Tribune
Minneapolis reporter | City Hall

Adam covers Minneapolis City Hall for the Star Tribune and maintains a blog called 3D Economics. He wrote for the Cedar Rapids Gazette and The Des Moines Register in Iowa before moving to Minnesota in June 2012.


Keep an eye out for the brown marmorated stink bug, and yes, there's an app for that

The U and Purdue University partnered to develop an app to help stop the march of an invasive bug that harms crops.


USDA to purchase $50 million in milk, give it to food banks

Beleaguered dairy farmers welcome the relief, but dark clouds loom.


Public radio producers PRI and PRX will merge, raise focus on podcasts

Firm will reach 28.5M listeners, 56M podcast downloads per month.


Milking cows on an industrial scale arrives in western Minnesota

Some farmers are shuddering as Morris-based Riverview builds dairy farms on a scale never seen in the state.


Among Minnesota farmers, support for Trump is bent, not broken

Some in the agricultural economy still give him the benefit of the doubt. But so far, Trump's tactics have only hurt farmers, and patience is running thin.


Land O'Lakes names its first female CEO in company history

Beth Ford, an eight-year veteran of Land O'Lakes, will formally take the top job at the Arden Hills-based farmer-owned cooperative on Wednesday


Trump announces $12 billion in farm aid to fight tariffs

Some farmers, as well as some key Republicans in Congress, aren't convinced it is the solution, with one calling it "a Band-Aid on an arterial bleed."


As aphids spread in central Minnesota, soybean farmers face pesticide dilemma

U puts out warnings that farmers should check their fields for the bugs.


For soybeans, there was a boom in sales, and now there's a bust

Exports nearly doubled in May compared with April in anticipation of cost hike.


Heavy rain, flooding another blow to Minnesota farmers

Low commodity prices, relentless rain taking toll.