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ST. PAUL, MN—Minnesota House Agriculture Finance Chairman Rod Hamilton (R-Mountain Lake) and Agriculture Policy Chairman Paul Anderson (R-Starbuck) issued this statement following Governor Dayton’s announcement that he wanted to address drinking water issues by executive rule.
“Today's press conference was nothing more than a reactionary re-branding of a vastly unpopular rule released in 2017, which received a great deal of pushback from the ag community. Farmers are already using less nitrogen than they have in the past, and this type of rulemaking only results in more unnecessary regulations. Farmers strive to be good stewards of their land who have incentive to keep both the land and our water in great shape for generations to come. We want this effort to be farmer-driven, and strongly encourage the governor to abandon his efforts to enforce this unpopular proposition via administrative rule and work with us through the legislative process to ensure maximum participation and input from farmers and other stakeholders.”
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