Adam Belz | Star Tribune
Minneapolis reporter | City Hall

Adam Belz is the agriculture reporter for the Star Tribune. He previously spent one-and-a-half years reporting at Minneapolis City Hall and four years covering economics. Before that, he reported for the Des Moines Register and Cedar Rapids Gazette.

A native of Iowa, Belz lives in Minneapolis with his wife and their two young children. They spend a lot of time at playgrounds. In his free time, usually late at night, he watches soccer.


Organic-grain complaint raises questions about major Argentine supplier

Company in Argentina is scrutinized over its practices.


During Minnesota visit, Ag Secretary Perdue says 'ball is in China's court'

Ag chief tells Minnesota farmers that a deal on tariffs was close in April, but it fell apart.


In another blow to farmers, Chinese to halt U.S. farm imports

In Minnesota, soybean exports have sharply declined. Pork and other goods may soon halt.


In a terrible summer, another fear stalks Minnesota corn farmers: an early frost

After spring planting delay, growers need crop to stay in ground as long as possible.


CHS chief financial officer to step down

Timothy Skidmore has been with the cooperative for six years.


Millions of unplanted acres mean billions in crop insurance payouts this year

The wet spring prevented Minnesota farmers from planting on vast areas, and insurance will cover only part of the lost revenue.


DNR penalizes northern Minnesota taconite firm over creek flow

The half-built Mesabi Metallics taconite mine must resume pumping water to restore flow of Oxhide Creek.


CHS profit fell amid trade troubles and a refinery shutdown

International uncertainty, poor weather are blamed.


Minnesotans were No. 3 recipients of trade bailout for farmers

Producers got $681 million in trade war aid, with some skirting payment caps.


Climate change surprise: It's helping grow more corn, soybeans in Minnesota

Higher temperatures and heavier precipitation have increased yields for corn and soybeans in much of Minnesota, Iowa and the Dakotas.