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SF 3961

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/05/2020 08:52am

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underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to natural resources; appropriating money for precision agriculture research
and outreach.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. new text beginPRECISION AGRICULTURE RESEARCH AND OUTREACH;
APPROPRIATION.
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new text begin $....... in fiscal year 2021 is appropriated from the general fund to the Board of Regents
of the University of Minnesota, in consultation with the commissioner of agriculture and
the Board of Water and Soil Resources, to provide additional research and outreach through
the University of Minnesota's Precision Agriculture Center, and to:
new text end

new text begin (1) develop policy recommendations regarding data privacy, public-private partnerships,
and needed technical assistance focused on the most challenging agricultural and water
issues; and
new text end

new text begin (2) research recommendations and pilot studies that include variable rate nutrients,
variable rate irrigation, nitrogen mineralization, remote sensing, delineation of management
zones, and extension programming.
new text end