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Too often there are laws on the books in MN that are not enforced. With different personalities at all levels of government, leadership seems to enforce laws differently and we hear from state employees that they are not allowed to enforce the rules on the books. Empower those doing the work to enforce the law. Do not let politics get in the way of doing what is right. Please direct the Commissioners to enforce the ...more »
MPCA Citizen Advisory Board gave a voice to everyday people. Agribusiness - industrial agriculture does not want regulation or oversight. GIVE BACK a voice to MN citizens!!
Agribusiness and industrial agriculture has been exempt from cleaning up the water that comes out of drain tile. This water often has nitrogen and phosphates. Drain tile needs to be permitted, followed and documented. If you have drain tile on your land and do not hold the water, you should NOT be eligible for irrigation permits. Those laws on the books need to be enforced. Agencies need to be empowered to do their ...more »
It wasn't that long ago that we had many more farmers that diversified their crops. They understood the need to care for the land. It wasn't about "Bigger, Better, More...More...More" A mono-crop culture is not sustainable. SWMN is a desert of black dirt that blows around and nothing grows without chemicals. There is a huge difference between soil (living) and dirt (dead). All of the chemical applications that are ...more »