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Second Case of Palmer Amaranth Found In Southern Minnesota

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The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is investigating a second case of an invasive weed found in southern Minnesota.
MDA says the latest case of Palmer Amaranth was found growing in Jackson County in early September.
The farmer contacted the University of Minnesota Extension after noticing suspicious weeds in a soybean field.
Palmer Amaranth is listed as a Prohibited Weed Seed. This means it's not allowed in any seed offered for sale in the state. It is also on Minnesota's Prohibited Noxious Weed Eradicate List.
Since 2016, the invasive weed has now been found in six Minnesota counties.
Just last week, MDA confirmed the weed in a Redwood County soybean field.

--KEYC News 12