Drainage Contractor

Progress on new buffer requirements going strong

October 28, 2017  By Mankato Free Press

Almost all Minnesota landowners required to put in 50-foot buffers along rivers and other public waters have installed them or are in the process of doing it as the Nov. 1 deadline approaches.

Many more, narrower buffers still need to be installed along farm drainage ditches, but the deadline for those isn’t until Nov. 1 of 2018.

Land next to rivers and other public waters require a 30-foot minimum and a 50-foot average buffer strip.

Many more farmers are required to put in 16.5 foot buffers along drainage ditches. The deadlines for those is Nov. 1 of next year. For the full story, click here.


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