A legislative listening session was held in Faribault, Minnesota last week to discuss issues facing farmers. Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Aric Putnam heard about water quality issues. More than half of the wells experiencing issues with nitrates are not up to code. “We have to appreciate the complexity of the situation,” said Putnam. “There are fixes that MDA is working on and there will be some legislative conversation about that too.” Rural emergency medical services and rural healthcare were among the topics also discussed during the listening session. The session begins mid-February.
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