Weather Forecast


MDA to host listening sessions on Nitrogen Fertilizer Management Plan

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is hosting public listening sessions to receive input on proposed revisions to the state's Nitrogen Fertilizer Management Plan. The Nitrogen Fertilizer Management Plan is a blueprint for prevention or minimization of the impacts of nitrogen fertilizer on groundwater in Minnesota.

The department has been making revisions to the plan to reflect current activities, interagency water protection programs and implementation work, and to better align it with current water resource conditions and programs.

The department is requesting comments on the 2013 plan. Comments will be accepted through Nov. 1. More information can be found on the Department of Ag's website at

The listening sessions include a session from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Great River Regional Library at 1300 W. St. Germain St. in St Cloud.

-- Staff reports