New agricultural buffer zone rules enacted

A better-than-required buffer in Otter Tail County
The buffer around a lake in Otter Tail County is 120 feet wide, more than double the required 50 foot strip of permanent vegetation, seen on May 18, 2015.
Dan Gunderson | MPR News

Minnesota is rolling out new, stricter standards for buffer zones strips of vegetation that keep some pollutants from washing off farm fields into waterways.

Tom Weber checks in with John Jaschke on how these new standards will be implemented and enforced. They discuss how the DNR is creating resources for landowners such as a mapping project to determine what kinds of buffers are required.

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