Local

Ag Secretary And Minnesota Governor Launch Pilot Water Project

Photo: clipart.com

Ag Secretary And Minnesota Governor Launch Pilot Water Project

Monday, Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack and Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton officially launched a new agricultural water quality pilot project. It’s designed to enhance water quality in the state. Minnesota Assistant State Ag Commissioner Matt Wohlman says 4 total watersheds located in the southeast, southwest, central and northwest are included in the project.

Wohlman says under the pilot program ,farmers become certified and for a specified period of time for up to ten years maximum.

He says USDA NRCS provides $ 6.5 million for the project with the state kicking in an additional $ 3 million. Farmers in the watersheds need to work with their local NRCS and State Ag Department officials.

Recent Headlines

38 mins ago in National

Making headlines this week

Fresh
A member of the NATO parachute demonstration team lands during a change of command ceremony at NATO military headquarters in Mons, southern Belgium on Wednesday May 4, 2016. U.S. Army General Curtis  M. Scaparrotti was installed as NATO's 18th supreme allied commander Europe (SACEUR). The commander, by tradition an American general or admiral, is responsible for the overall direction and conduct of NATO's global military operations. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

A look back at some of the biggest stories this week and the headlines you may have missed.

41 mins ago in Lifestyle, National

Anti-hunger group uses fake app to fool, educate

Fresh
18-overlay

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates 14 percent of Americans, or more than 17 million people, are what is called food insecure, meaning at times of the year, they are uncertain of being able to acquire enough food for their household.

4 hours ago in National

Top reason Americans will vote for Trump: ‘To stop Clinton’

trumpREUTERS

The U.S. presidential election may turn out to be one of the world's biggest un-popularity contests.

5 hours ago in Local

Below Normal Run Off Expected in the Missouri River Basin

Missouri River Mulberry Bend 60111

The Corps of Engineers says runoff in the Missouri River Basin above Sioux City, Iowa, was two point six million acre feet during April, eighty nine percent of average.

6 hours ago in Agriculture

EPA Says Glyphosate Not Carcinogenic…Briefly

IMG461301

This week the EPA posted a report on its website indicating glyphosate is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans.…