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LITCHFIELD

The state of Minnesota has settled a lawsuit against Sparboe Farms, based in Litchfield. The egg producer is accused of tripling its prices in March 2020, at the start of the pandemic, when demand rose sharply. According to the state, Sparboe was not able to offer information to justify the price increases.
This year’s Princess Kay of the Milky Way comes from Litchfield and represents Meeker County. Anna Euerle, 19, was crowned Aug. 25 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds and will serve as the goodwill ambassador for the 2,500 dairy farm families in the state. She’ll also get her head carved out of butter.
In celebration of its 100th anniversary and a two-year major expansion project of the milk processing facility in Litchfield, the First District Association sponsored a community project involving nonprofit organizations painting life-size statues of cows and calves that are now located outdoors at public and business venues. The Downtown Cowtown project culminates Aug. 26 when the statues will be auctioned off, with proceeds going to the nonprofit organizations.
LITCHFIELD -- A federal insurance program is being rolled out to help struggling, small dairies. It can't come soon enough, according to about two dozen ag lenders and representatives of dairy industries who met Friday in Litchfield with U.S. Sen...

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LITCHFIELD, Minn. - A version of the national debate over public lands has recently played itself out in Meeker County, where conservationists were surprised when the county board initially denied the transfer of land by willing sellers to the state.
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LITCHFIELD, Minn. -- His family has been raising turkeys since 1958, but Greg Langmo will be the first to say there was nothing that could prepare him for the shock and hurt that came when avian influenza struck in April.

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