Hmong farmers shift to life on Minnesota farm

Dakota County is home to the only farm in the U.S. that is completely owned and operated by Hmong farmers. The Hmong American Farmers Association was created in 2011, to address the injustice in food and farming industries around lack of access to land and resources. Nearly a decade later in 2022, the non-profit bought 155 acres of land to grow all sorts of mixed vegetables, fruits, flowers, and more.

MN farmers face planting delays from wet spring

After back-to-back years when a lack of rain cut production in half for some Minnesota farmers, this April farmers wish the rain would go away. Rain combined with significant snow melt is keeping them from getting started seeding their corn and soybean fields this spring.

State agencies offering free suicide prevention training to faith leaders

Minnesota is facing a critical shortage of mental health workers, especially in rural parts of the state. In an effort to provide support, the state is turning to a staple in many small communities for help. The Department of Agriculture is offering free suicide prevention trainings to faith leaders this spring. Meg Moynihan from the Department of Agriculture joined the Fox 9 Morning News to discuss the upcoming trainings.