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AnswerLine is brought to you by University of Minnesota Extension and Iowa State University Extension, with support from USDA, the state of Minnesota, county governments, and grants.  AnswerLine staff have been answering consumer questions for over 30 years!

Contact AnswerLine to get information about:

  • Safely cooking, canning, and freezing foods.
  • Cleaning stains and mildew from homes and clothes.
  • Dealing with floods and other household issues.   

Call AnswerLine at:

  • 1-800-854-1678 (Minnesota)
  • 1-800-262-3804 (Iowa)
  • 1-888-393-6336 (South Dakota)

Calls are answered Monday through Friday between 9 a.m.–12 noon and 1–4 p.m.  You can also email AnswerLine staff at

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