The number of Minnesota farms continue to fall, while farms generally get bigger and farmers grayer, new federal data shows.
Updated: May 02, 2014, - 08:43 PM
A USDA census finds that there were 74,542 Minnesota farms as of 2012, with an average of 349 acres.
Updated: May 02, 2014, - 08:42 PM
The price spikes are rooted in a shrinking supply of beef and pork. The U.S. cattle herd is the smallest in decades, a problem anchored in drought. Meanwhile, a virulent virus is sweeping the hog industry, killing piglets at an alarming rate.
Updated: April 27, 2014, - 04:04 PM
The Minnesota-based farmers’ cooperative has been losing money in eggs, and new rules could make the business even more difficult.
Updated: April 27, 2014, - 06:23 AM
The grocery company and wholesaler finished its fiscal year with a quarterly profit as the new CEO’s restructuring took hold.
Updated: April 24, 2014, - 05:36 AM
Nash Finch’s former headquarters in Edina will remain a significant employment hub for the Michigan company that acquired Nash last...
Updated: April 22, 2014, - 09:16 PM
With its $2.45 billion purchase of Michael Foods, Post is aiming to get a broader slice of the breakfast business.
Updated: April 17, 2014, - 10:23 PM
Per capita U.S. butter consumption has hit highs not seen in about 40 years. The once demonized fat is downright de rigueur in cooking circles, a star on celebrity chef shows. It has become a natural food darling.
Updated: April 14, 2014, - 06:34 AM
China’s corn rejection and a harsh winter crimped earnings at the company.
Updated: April 08, 2014, - 08:17 PM