FARMERS DEALING WITH WINTER MANURE ISSUES

A reminder for farmers from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency… you should try to take steps to minimize runoff, nutrient loss, and water contamination when spreading manure, as snow-covered and frozen soils make land application of manure a challenge this time of year. Watch weather and field conditions closely for a safe window to apply manure. When in doubt, contact your MPCA or county feedlot official. Monitor field edges to verify that manure runoff is not occurring. If runoff is occurring, report it to the Minnesota Duty Officer at 800-422-0798.