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Minnesota farm incomes continue decline in 2015

Contacts: Allison Sandve, University of Minnesota Extension media relations, 612-626-4077 or 651-492-0811,; Dale Nordquist, 612- 625-6760,; Ron Dvergsten, 218-683-8747,; Keith Olander,  218-894-5163,

ST. PAUL, Minn. (March 31, 2015) — Despite record crop yields, the incomes for Minnesota farms continued to decline in 2015, reaching their lowest point in inflation-adjusted dollars in 20 years.

Marla Spivak, U of M Extension entomologist, recognized for pollinator knowledge

University of Minnesota Extension bee expert Marla Spivak has been awarded the prestigious Siehl Prize in Agriculture.

The award was announced March 16 by the University's College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS). CFANS bestows the award yearly to recipients from three categories: knowledge (teaching, research and outreach); agribusiness; and production agriculture. Spivak was awarded the prize in the knowledge category.