Location: Statewide, Minnesota
Client: Minnesota Soybean Growers
Minnesota has 81 major watersheds and is adopting Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategies (WRAPS) for all of those major watersheds with the goal of meeting water quality standards to make waters fishable and swimmable. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency guides the WRAPS/TMDL process. While outcomes of the process affects many producers and landowners, there is often a disconnect between the policy and practical applications.
HEI is changing this disconnect through a collaborative project with Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council. Our team created a handbook to help producers better understand the process and how it affects them for both policy and practical implications. It is an easy-to-understand guide that will help farmers and producers become more involved in the State’s water quality improvement process.