Dayton To Hold Water Quality Summit Next YearGovernor Mark Dayton said Sunday he'll convene a statewide water quality summit in 2016. The governor announced the summit this weekend at annual meetings of the Minnesota Farm Bureau and the Minnesota Farmers Union.
Dayton Announces Statewide Water Quality SummitGov. Mark Dayton has announced plans to convene a statewide water quality summit in February. Dayton announced the summit Saturday at annual meetings of the Minnesota Farm Bureau and the Minnesota Farmers Union.
Dayton To Visit Worthington, Austin To Tout Buffer StripsGov. Mark Dayton will visit Worthington and Austin to promote his proposal to require farmers to leave 50-foot buffer strips along ditches, streams, ponds and lakes to improve water quality and animal habitat.
MN Farmers Brace For Russian Food BanMinnesota farmers are bracing after Russia imposed a U.S. food ban in reaction to sanctions. Exports are important for Minnesota farmers, who grow more food than they can use. The ban, which is now in effect, means even more surplus food and lost revenue.