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Ag commissioner commentary: New effort with farmers will improve water quality

Published 01/22/2012, Alexandria Echo Press

Minnesota is a headwaters state for three major watersheds – the Mississippi River, the Red River and Great Lakes. That means a rain drop that falls on a Minnesota farm field can end up in the Gulf of Mexico, Hudson Bay or the Gulf of St. Lawrence. It also means that decisions made in management of Minnesota land – whether urban, suburban or rural – can make a difference thousands of miles away.

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