Wisconsin Climate Change Task Force looks at Minnesota’s nitrate rule

The Wisconsin process to develop sensitive area revisions to the NR 151 rule to address unsafe levels of nitrate in groundwater continues to progress. At the Technical Advisory Committee’s May 28 meeting, the group heard about the rule recently developed in Minnesota.

Minnesota first adopted their Nitrogen Fertilizer Management Plan (NFMP) in 1990 as an outcome of the 1989 Groundwater Protection Act. It was revised in 2015 after extensive input by an advisory committee of farmers, agronomists, commodity groups and environmental organizations. Six public listening sessions were held as part of a process that lasted five years.

According to Minnesota Department of Agriculture Fertilizer and Pesticide Management employee Larry Gunderson, the goals of the NFMP are to:

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Ken Notes: I have said for years that we should look at how the twin cities cleaned up there lakes!



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