Minnesota Farmers Use Water Wisely and Well

By Jake Wildman, Richard Syverson, Dan Glessing, Bob Worth and Warren Formo As Minnesota farmers who irrigate crops, we’ve experienced a few tough growing seasons in a row – on the field with continually changing weather patterns and off the field with regulatory and legislative challenges. Both impact our ability to farm. Two recent StarContinue reading “Minnesota Farmers Use Water Wisely and Well”

DNR opens application period for reimbursement of well interference costs resulting from the 2021 drought

Feb. 3, 2023 The following is a press release from the MN DNR. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources encourages well owners, high-capacity water appropriators and water suppliers to apply for reimbursement of costs associated with the resolution of well interferences that occurred during the 2021 drought. As part of a relief package to addressContinue reading “DNR opens application period for reimbursement of well interference costs resulting from the 2021 drought”

New Cost-share Program to Help Upgrade Irrigation Systems

Irrigators in 19 Minnesota counties are eligible St. Paul, MN: The first sign-up for cost-share for irrigation system upgrades and associated practices is now available to producers in 19 Minnesota counties. This cost-share is available through a Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) awarded by the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS). The program is availableContinue reading “New Cost-share Program to Help Upgrade Irrigation Systems”

Alan Peterson Scholarship

The Alan Peterson Agricultural Scholarship serves to Respect natural resources, Embrace innovation, Advocate for agriculture at local, regional and national levels, Protect irrigated production agriculture and Promote research. Alan Peterson lived and farmed in Sherburne County his entire life. He proudly served as a member of many agricultural boards at the local, county, and state levels and was president of the Irrigators Association of MinnesotaContinue reading “Alan Peterson Scholarship”

Drought Conditions and Water Conservation

The following is a newsletter from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources about the drought condition throughout Minnesota in 2021. Drought is a naturally occurring aspect of Minnesota’s climate. In 2021 we have seen abnormally dry conditions to moderate drought conditions since early spring in many parts of the state. If dry conditions persist inContinue reading “Drought Conditions and Water Conservation”

January 2019

January 2019 Newsletter CMIC’s 50thAnnual MeetingThursday, January 24, 2019Maslowski Wellness & Research Center17 5th St SWWadena, MN 56482Registration begins at 8:30 am Accomplishments from 2018Fund (2) educational projects focusing on water quality/precision agricultureDevelop a producer meeting that included the following topics:-2018 Tax Reform-Timeline for Permitting Process-Farm Transition Tax Credit-Organic Farming Options-Legislative Irrigation Issues Update-Act asContinue reading “January 2019”