agriculture

The dead zone: How the Midwest kills marine life in the Gulf of Mexico

Each year an overgrowth of algae — fed by urban and agricultural runoff all along the Mississippi River — creates a dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. Here's how we can restore the river and shrink the dead zone.  >>

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Sediment in the Gulf
Passed: Investments in clean-water crops and their supply chains

Not much made it over the finish line before the legislative session ended on May 23, but lawmakers did pass a bill including new investments in clean-water crops and their supply chains. Here's our take on the final package and where we go from here.  >>

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Action Alert: Last call for clean-water crops this session [CLOSED]

We've got a chance to make vital investments in clean-water crops this legislative session! Act now and ask your representatives to make sure these initiatives make it through before the Legislature's last day.  >>

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New York Times spotlights U of M's clean-water crops

The New York Times, as part of its series on "Visionaries" across the country, wrote about the University of Minnesota’s Dr. Donald Wyse and his leading work to develop new, commercially viable clean-water crops.  >>

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A person's boots standing in the middle of green crops.
Action Alert: Support our top state legislative priority, funding for clean-water crops [CLOSED]

FMR's top two priorities for the 2022 legislative session are each included in the wide-ranging agriculture omnibus packages. The Minnesota House and Senate will vote on these packages soon — please take a moment to send a quick message in support of these programs. >>

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Where FMR's priorities stand at the Legislature

FMR entered this unique 2022 legislative session with a slate of clear priorities. After a week-long break, lawmakers are heading back to the state capitol for the final legislative push. Now is a great time to take stock and take action. >>

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Clean-water crop measures move forward at the Legislature

This year, both the House and the Senate have put forward measures regarding FMR's top legislative priority: clean-water crops. Though the proposed funding levels are pretty different, here's why we're still hopeful.  >>

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