Monthly Archives: November 2011

State Farm Service Agency Rules in Favor of Organic Farmer

This week, the Minnesota State Farm Service Agency (FSA) ruled in favor of my client, Vance Norgaard, an organic soybean farmer whom a county had proposed to penalize for having “uncontrolled” weeds on his organic farm in 2010. County officials … Continue reading

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WaterLegacy Ranked #1 Promising Start-Up Protecting Minnesota’s Environment

WaterLegacy, my client and a source of passion and inspiration, has just been chosen ┬áNumber One in the category of promising Minnesota environmental non-profit start-ups for our work protecting water quality from the risks of sulfide mining. Philanthropedia, a national … Continue reading

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One Step Forward – Sulfate Standard Applied to Keetac Mine Expansion

Okay, it took 18 years. From 1973, when Minnesota’s sulfate standard of 10 milligrams per liter was adopted in Rules to protect natural stands of wild rice all the way until October 2011, no water pollution permit for a mine … Continue reading

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