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University of Minnesota Extension’s most recent statewide news releases and Ag News Wire columns.

A series of fact sheets on the Agricultural Act of 2014 - the farm bill - is available to help the agricultural community prepare for changes introduced by the recently passed federal legislation.

The theme of this year's National Agriculture Day - "365 Sunrises and 7 Billion Mouths to Feed" - carries a significant message.

University of Minnesota Extension is leading the 2014 Minnesota Statewide High Tunnel Conference on March 24 and 25 at the Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel in Brooklyn Center.

The Minnesota 4-H Foundation hosts the first-ever "4-H Celebrates Agriculture" banquet at 6 p.m., Thursday, March 20 at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul.

4-H makes a difference throughout Minnesota. Recently, the Star Tribune profiled a Hennepin County club that meets in the Franklin Library in Minneapolis. Most of its members are of Somali heritage; their recent efforts include making a video about the rich diversity of their neighborhood.

Read the Star Tribune story at

The number of lenders sending notices under Minnesota's Farmer-Lender Mediation program dropped by nearly half in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2013. During the same time, the overall amount of debt taken to mediation decreased by more than half from the previous year.

Today, University of Minnesota Extension announced a restructuring of the federally funded SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Education Program - Education) for low-income audiences.

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