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

Losses in poultry production and related businesses due to avian influenza are estimated at $309.9 million in Greater Minnesota, according to a newly released emergency economic impact analysis from the University of Minnesota Extension.

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Former Nobles County Commissioner David Benson was recently awarded the University of Minnesota Outstanding Community Partner Service Award. Benson was chosen as a University-affiliated community member who, by devoting time, talents, and expertise to serve the public good, has made significant, demonstrable and direct contributions to society's well-being.

To help prevent tree loss caused by oak wilt disease, Minnesota homeowners and forest landowners should avoid pruning or wounding oak trees from now through early summer.

Strong prices and lower costs brought record profits to many Minnesota livestock farmers in 2014, while crop producers saw earnings deteriorate for the second consecutive year.

Farmers and landowners have until the end of March 31 to make their choices under the 2014 Farm Bill.

No the matter level of household income, committing to saving can help individuals and families gain better control of their finances. During America Saves Week, the University of Minnesota Extension offers these steps to help make saving achievable.

About one-half of Minnesota residents vacation in the state, and 78 percent said they plan to spend as much or more of their money on leisure travel in 2015 as they did 2014, a new survey by the University of Minnesota Tourism Center reveals.

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