NEWS
Buffer Bill
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Thu Mar 19, 2015 02:33 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Minnesota agriculture groups agree farmers need to do more to protect water quality, but farmers are fighting proposed legislation offered by Gov. Mark Dayton this month to require 50-foot buffers on some 125,000 acres along waterways.

Farm groups see the proposal as long on ambition and short on funds to compensate producers for what would be loss of cropland. Some producers and landowners are waiting to see whether in an upcoming proposed budget, the governor will find more state funds to make the plan more palatable to farmers.

Whether the bill can move from committee to a ...

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