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Project: Farm Bill 2007

Contact: Barbara Weisman, ; Department of Agriculture, Planner Senior

The next federal Farm Bill, scheduled for 2007, offers the people of Minnesota a great conservation opportunity. By coordinating agency efforts, the Clean Water Cabinet believes that the state will be in a stronger position to get a bill that enables Minnesota farmers to make a profit while conserving soil and water resources, protecting wetlands and improving water quality.

The CWC will solicit stakeholder feedback on draft farm bill conservation policy recommendations starting in the spring of 2006. Each agency will be responsible for communicating with its stakeholders to solicit responses to the CWC recommendations. The CWC web site will post overview information and information about ongoing opportunities for stakeholder feedback. It will be important for citizens to understand the high value that the cabinet places on their input in this process.