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Preserving food rather than wasting it could save hundreds of billions of dollars in the U.S. each year.
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 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.
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.
Inver Grove Heights-based CHS, the nation's top farmer-owner agribusiness, is coming off its best year ever in 2022.
Tony Downs Foods in Madelia disputes the allegations that it employed eight teenagers, including a child as young as 13, to work at its meat plant.