In a veto letter to House Agriculture Policy Committee Chairman Paul Anderson and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Bill Weber, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton said he was offended by the agriculture policy bill. This legislation returned the authority for soil loss back to the counties, rather than the Board of Soil and Water Resources. It also included a resolution to prevent the Minnesota Department of Agriculture from implementing the nitrogen fertilizer rule without legislative approval. After the veto, the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association said it was “extremely disgusted” and felt Dayton snubbed rural Minnesota and the agriculture community.
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