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VIDEO: What’s the Buzz on Bees?

Honey bees are in trouble and fifth graders in the Minneapolis public school’s S.T.E.M. program are learning what to do to help them. Honey bees are the most viable indicators of a global threat to our food security. The bees play a major role in our food system and agriculture depends greatly on the honeybee for pollination of fruits and vegetables but due to their loss of habitat, our methods of agriculture, and use of pesticides, the honey bee is in trouble. Minnesota 2020 headed to the University of Minnesota’s…

Naming Rights Reveal Importance of Farms, Food in Minnesota

Minnesotans were reminded recently that food and agriculture remain huge drivers of the state’s economy when two of the largest home-based companies stepped forward to acquire naming rights to new facilities in the Twin Cities. At first glance, it seemed like business as usual. Nothing new here except the signage. But that doesn’t begin to tell the story. On one level, Land O’Lakes’ $25 million grant to the University of Minnesota and CHS Inc.’s purchase of naming rights to the St. Paul Saints’ new ballpark reveal how big, successful and…