DNR gathering data on good habitat for pheasant reproduction in southwest Minnesota

By |2018-08-15T13:51:01-05:00August 15th, 2018|

Minnesota DNR Wildlife researchers are in the process of gathering data and studying nesting habits of ring-necked pheasants in southwest Minnesota to find out what makes a successful hatch. Southern region farmland wildlife population group researcher Lindsey Messinger says the study can help state land managers plant grass and flower mixes that help more than just pheasants.  “It has implications for other wildlife as well. So if we have good pheasant reproduction, we have good pheasant numbers in an area, the opportunity for hunters is there as well.” Researchers are using radio collars to locate nesting pheasant hens and study the surrounding [...]

New biodiesel mandate starts on May 1, Johnson says Minnesota is ready for B20

By |2018-03-19T16:22:11-05:00March 19th, 2018|

Six weeks remain until Minnesota's new B20 mandate kicks-in on May 1. House Representative Clark Johnson (D-North Mankato) says all evidence points to the state being ready to go ahead with the change. "For farmers it means a higher price for soybeans and for all of us it means cleaner air. So, this is a win-win situation for Minnesota," said Johnson. "There remain rumblings that they may attack and you can imagine again that the petroleum industry has some questions about biodiesel, because they're competitors." Rep. Clark Johnson Minnesota has three biodiesel plants with the combined production capacity of [...]

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