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Minnesota Grown Logo Labeling License

The Minnesota Grown Program is a statewide partnership between the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA)and Minnesotans who grow or raise specialty crops and livestock. The program was created over 25 years ago at the request of specialty crop growers in search of a way to differentiate their produce from what was being shipped in from thousands of miles away. The trademarked Minnesota Grown logo lets consumers identify local foods and plants.

Agency contact information:

Agriculture (MDA), Minnesota Department of
625 N. Robert Street
St. Paul, MN 55155
(651) 201-6000 | (800) 967-2474 | (800) 627-3529 (TTY)
Agricultural Marketing Services Division
Marketing Section
Contact Info: MN.Grown@state.mn.us
(651) 201-6648
(651) 201-6114(fax)

Website:

Minnesota Grown

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Online Licensing & Payment Options

The mission of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is to enhance Minnesotans' quality of life by ensuring the integrity of our food supply, the health of our environment, and the strength of our agricultural economy.

Statutes:

Minn. Stats. 17.102

Rules:

MINNESOTA RULES 1556.0100 - 1556.0170

Forms:

Application forms are available via the mail and on the MN Dept. of Agriculture website, Minnesota Grown, Join MN Grown section at Application for Minnesota Grown Labeling License.

Applications may be made online.

Requirements:

People who grow, raise or process Minnesota products must receive an annual license from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) to use the Minnesota Grown logo. Retailers such as grocery stores and restaurants are allowed to use the logo without a license.

The MN Dept. of Agriculture has more MN Grown information online at About the Minnesota Grown Program.

Completed application and fee. At least 80% of product to be labeled must be grown or raised on Minnesota farms.

Fee:

$20

Period of Issuance:

January 1 - December 31

Length of Determination Process:

Two (2) weeks or less

Other Pertinent Information:

Information about joining MN Grown is available on the MN Dept. of Agriculture website at Join Minnesota Grown.

Licensees are eligible to participate in the annual "Minnesota Grown" Directory.