The Minnesota House and Senate agriculture committees adopted a resolution which could delay implementation of the nitrogen fertilizer rule. House Agriculture Policy Committee Chairman Paul Anderson said there may be a compromise available if Governor Dayton agrees to sign the agriculture finance bill. Agriculture lobbyist Bruce Kleven explains the compromise. “The committee chairs with jurisdiction over the subject matter, in this case, agriculture, can vote to delay the rule and it can’t come into effect until the end of the next legislative session. Basically, one year from Monday, May 21.” If Governor Dayton signs the agriculture bill, lawmakers will tear up the resolution. Governor Dayton has 14 days to review. Lawmakers tell RRFN no special session is being discussed at this time.
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