Mike Hughlett

Reporter | Food industry
Phone: 612-673-7003
Mike Hughlett covers the food industry for the Star Tribune,.including General Mills and Supervalu. Previously, he was a food reporter for the Chicago Tribune.

Recent content from Mike Hughlett

Bird flu may persist for several years in Minnesota, rest of U.S.

USDA, state officials testified before Minnesota House agriculture committee on Thursday.

Updated: April 16, 2015, - 08:45 PM

Bird flu has become 'epidemic,' with 1.4M Minn. turkeys affected

Highly lethal bird flu is taking on epidemic proportions, hitting eight more Minnesota turkey farms and bringing the number of birds affected in the state to more than 1.4 million.

Updated: April 15, 2015, - 01:13 PM

Wisconsin chicken farm hit by bird flu afflicting Minnesota turkeys

It’s the first case in Wisconsin; three more Minnesota turkey farms have confirmed cases.

Updated: April 13, 2015, - 08:55 PM

Coborn's grocery chain buying Marketplace Foods in Wisconsin

The St. Cloud-based Coburn’s will gain four stores.

Updated: April 13, 2015, - 04:39 PM

Minnesota turkey farmers could take devastating hit from bird flu

Minnesota, home of the nation’s largest turkey industry, is the epicenter of the worst U.S. outbreak of highly pathogenic bird flu in at least 30 years. The outbreak baffles scientists.

Updated: April 12, 2015, - 06:16 AM

Minnesota's food expertise reaches across the ocean

General Mills and Cargill workers are spearheading Partners in Food Solutions, an effort to improve food production and distribution in Africa.

Updated: April 11, 2015, - 04:37 PM

Bird flu hits four more Minnesota farms, three new counties

Outbreak spreads to three more counties, with 13 farms affected in all

Updated: April 11, 2015, - 10:56 AM

Hormel farm in Meeker County is latest in Minnesota with bird flu

The highly lethal bird flu has struck a ninth Minnesota farm in the most deadly outbreak yet, upping the total turkey death count in the state by 91 percent.

Updated: April 09, 2015, - 06:25 AM

Eighth Minnesota turkey farm hit with bird flu

It is the second farm hit in Kandiyohi County, the state's largest turkey-producing county.

Updated: April 07, 2015, - 09:20 PM

Bird flu hits two more Minnesota turkey farms; total now at 7

Two more turkey farms — including another in Stearns County — have been hit by bird flu, bringing to seven the number of Minnesota farms afflicted by the virus, state animal health officials announced Monday.

Updated: April 06, 2015, - 09:19 PM

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