Gov. Dayton signs a bill into law that will put a one year halt on farmers having to get permits to mow state-owned ditches along their land.
This new law will stop the state transportation department from requiring or issuing permits to mow and cut hay from state-owned ditches until April 2018.
The state-owned lands provide farmers with hay at no cost but environmentalists say mowing destroys vital habitat for pollinators and monarch butterflies.
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