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Upcoming Red River Valley Ag Water Issues Forums

There will be three separate Ag Water Issues Forums this year: July 15 in Hallock at the Kittson County Fairgrounds, July 16 in Ada at the Lynn Johnson Farm and July 17 in Wendell at the Brian Lacey Farm. Each forum will be from 8 a.m.-Noon.

Why attend? This water meeting is organized by farmers with farmer's interests in mind. Find out how the recently passed buffer strip legislation could impact you as a farmer or farmland owner. Other topics include drainage, flooding, water retention and quality. How this attention and inflow of new resources impact your farm will be up to you and other farmers.

Plan to attend the regional meeting that works best for you. Your attendance will make a difference. You will learn about and be able to provide input on local projects and plans for water challenges in your individual watershed as well as regional and national issues that are important to your farm.

We know farmers have good ideas and can provide valuable input on these important water issues. Together we want to make a positive impact on the tough problems and issues we all face in the Red River Watershed.

Sponsors of this event include Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation and northwest Minnesota County Farm Bureaus, Minnesota Association of Wheat Growers, Minnesota Agriculture Water Resource Center, Red River Valley Sugar Beet Growers, Minnesota Corn Growers Association and Minnesota Soybean Growers Association.

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