"We're still in a major drought," said Kenny Blumenfeld, senior climatologist with the Minnesota State Climatology Office.
In many states, the WIC food program for mothers and children could collapse after only a day or two.
Minnesota corn yields — including bushels-per-acre — have dramatically increased over the decades, but low rainfall will still lessen this year's harvest.
The chemical from farm fertilizers and manure spread on fields has been found in drinking water wells.
The southern Minnesota producers grow more beautiful produce than they know what to do with, a common problem for smallholder farmers.
They claim waste from the megafarms is contributing to a national clean water crisis.
Sixty percent of America's grain flows down the Mississippi River. Last fall, traffic ground to a halt due to low water, causing concern for Minnesota farmers during harvest.
Brazil now exports more corn than the U.S., another sign of strengthening competition in a basic industry.
Jenni and Tom Smude pivoted about 15 years ago after nearly losing their farm.
Cows have just as much of a mental clock as we do, a dairy farmer said, so a time change "really messes with them."
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Preserving food rather than wasting it could save hundreds of billions of dollars in the U.S. each year.
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Valley Acres Dairy is also suing a bank for locking away the creamery's money.
Officials have not determined a cause for the fire, but have opened an investigation. Dakota County commissioner calls timing of blaze "oddly coincidental."
Agreement comes amid criticism of global food and ag giant for continuing to do business there following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.