A popular herbicide ingredient some farmers say is vital to business has devastated other farms because of the chemical's ability to drift under certain conditions. Enforcing the rules is in the hands of states, but there is a growing concern over whether federal action needs to be taken.
Both farms were honored with the Century Farm award, which is presented by the Minnesota State Fair and Minnesota Farm Bureau to give recognition to farmers that have had their business running for 100 years.
The Minnesota Board of Animal Health has released its temporary poultry exhibition ban, beginning today. The ban previously included all poultry events where live poultry and susceptible birds were brought together and then dispersed.
After getting a tour of Dan and Debbie’s Creamery, Secretary Vilsack announced a 10 million dollar program from the bipartisan infrastructure law. He says the administration wants to invest in “bio-based products” to increase the use of renewable agricultural materials.
The ban now goes through July 1 and includes all poultry swaps, fairs, exhibitions and other events where live poultry and susceptible birds are brought together and then disperse according to the department.