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AGRICULTURE

Anne Waltner, Parker, South Dakota, left a full-time career as a concert pianist and educator to join her parents’ farming operation. Along the way she married, had triplet daughters and survived cancer. Of her journey and life, she says: “Can you think of anybody luckier than me?”
There are 70 sites of confirmed avian flu infection in Minnesota as of Tuesday, May 10. The inventory of flocks diagnosed with H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza is approaching 2.9 million, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health.
Cold temperatures and excessive moisture have delayed spring planting across the northern Plains.
Losing the bank in town seemed like it could be the beginning of the end for the community. Instead, it revealed that there are still some business leaders who believe in small towns.

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Wolff's Suffolks has been in the Suffolk industry for over 40 years. But recently, the ranch decided to diversify and sell their lamb to consumers and restaurants.
Modern ag really is a big tent, and there's room inside for many kinds of farming operations.
Farmer Angela Dawson is trying to help others overcome obstacles and make a living from the land.
There are 66 sites of confirmed avian flu infection in Minnesota as of Tuesday, May 3. The inventory of flocks diagnosed with H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza is about 2.73 million, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health.
While lower temperatures have slowed bird migration through Carlton County, egg farmers in the area are taking precautions to keep their flocks free of the latest cases of the avian flu.
The protests have generated media headlines here in Minnesota. During a Timberwolves’ April 12 game at Target Center a woman glued her hand to the floor of the court, wearing a T-shirt that read, “Glen Taylor Roasts Animals Alive.”

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Two additional avian flu infection sites were added to Minnesota's list as of Tuesday, April 26, bringing the total infected sites in the state to 60. The inventory of flocks diagnosed with H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza is about 2.72 million, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health.
The inventory of flocks in Minnesota diagnosed with H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza is now at 2.7 million, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health. Four additional infection sites were added to the list as of Monday, April 25, bringing the total infected sites in the state to 58.
"I think this one could have been way worse, for a number of reasons."

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