News by topic: Environment

Cooperative Network testifies on buffer law in joint Senate committee hearing Cooperative Network recently testified at a joint committee hearing on Minnesota’s buffer law. Members of the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Finance Committee, chaired by Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen (R – Alexandria) and the Agriculture, Rural Development and Housing Finance...

Cooperative Network's Farm Supply, Grain, and Fuel Committee met Sept. 7 in Brainerd, Minnesota, in conjunction with the Minnesota Statewide Managers Meeting. Discussion centered on reaction and feedback to Gov. Mark Dayton’s recent executive order on the perceived pollinator decline in Minnesota. The gathering featured speakers from the Minnesota Department...

Gov. Mark Dayton announced during the Minnesota State Fair his administration's intent to reverse perceived pollinator decline and to restore pollinator health in Minnesota. His Aug. 25 executive order declared pollinator decline serious and in need of attention to ensure the sustainability of food production systems; to avoid economic impact...

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