Data from i3 Connect show investment in bioplastic manufacturing reached $500 million in the first three months of 2022, exceeding the previous high of $350 million in the last quarter of 2021.
Some experts say time is ripe to drop the carrot and pick up the stick.
Minnesota farmers at the annual Farmfest say they have been paying attention to deals in North Dakota, including the purchase of ag land by a Bill Gates-backed trust and the pending development of a corn mill by Chinese investors.
The Forever Green Initiative at the University of Minnesota is developing 16 new crops to keep landscapes covered, and water cleaner.
The candidates went head-to-head at the annual agriculture exposition Farmfest, debating for more than an hour in front of a standing-room-only crowd.
In the competitive Second District race, Rep. Angie Craig and challenger Tyler Kistner flexed their farm country credentials.
The no-till method of planting and other practices help protect water from soil erosion and cow manure.
The Minnesotan said she will be focused on global food security.
The grasshopper plague devastated the state for four years, gobbling up a half-million acres of wheat, corn, oats and barley.
Minnesota 4-H stands up for, and with, LGBTQ+ youth
The news that General Mills is cutting jobs after its stellar response to the pandemic, and the results that followed, shows that going back to where things were was never going to be easy.
The Inflation Reduction Act has the potential to transform the way we drive, heat our homes and grow our food.
In the U.S., few places have ties to Ukraine as deep as Minnesota, where a rocket landing in a wheat field in Kherson can mean higher prices for a farmer in Kittson County, or a land mine outside Odesa raises the stress for an ag exec in Inver Grove Heights.
The House agriculture subcommittee on commodities held the session on a southern Minnesota farm on Monday.
Minneapolis and St. Paul had one of their driest Junes on record.
Some shoppers turned to local farmers and butcher shops during the pandemic, but smaller producers are stretched thin.