Reporter | Agriculture

Adam Belz was the agriculture reporter for the Star Tribune.


Some snow is no big deal because Minnesota farmers were far ahead on this year's harvest

Soybeans are mostly in, and corn is way ahead of schedule despite the early cold.


Battle over southeast Minnesota dairy expansion drags on

The Land Stewardship Project was ordered to produce internal documents by Tuesday.


Farmland prices holding steady, maybe even ticking upward in Minnesota

The good soil is still selling for about $8,000 an acre in Upper Midwest.


Gene-editing research by Calyxt exec at U of M for a time lacked proper oversight

University officials caught and fixed an oversight involving a campus committee on biosafety.


Corn, soybean prices rally on Chinese demand, disaster in Iowa

As harvest begins, farmers are seeing some of the best commodity prices of the year.


Why fewer Minnesota dairy farmers are going out of business

New insurance programs and virus aid are helping improve "safety net" for Minnesota dairy farmers.


Why Minnesota lumber prices are going through the roof

A do-it-yourself home-improvement and construction boom has sent the price of lumber skyrocketing, as sawmills and strand-board manufacturers, including in Minnesota, scramble to keep up with surging demand.


Judge rules Minnesota winemakers can use more out-of-state grapes

The court's ruling means more out-of-state grapes can be used in producing Minnesota wines.


How Minnesota's biggest beef producer is weathering the coronavirus

The first tremors arrived with the lockdown of Wuhan. By March, restaurants were shutting down across the U.S., and beef prices had fallen by about a third.


A block from Lake Street, urban farm tries to meet growing need

City patch near greenway, 4-acre farm supply fresh vegetables for families in need.