The Nitrogen Fertilizer Management Plan is the state's blueprint for prevention or minimization of the impacts of nitrogen fertilizer on groundwater.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is in the process of revising the Nitrogen Fertilizer Management Plan (NFMP). The revision process started in 2010 and included a series of meetings with an Advisory Committee. Between August and November 2013, the MDA hosted six listening sessions and asked for public review and comment on the draft NFMP. The MDA received 32 formal comments; comments were received from a variety of stakeholders. The MDA carefully considered public comments and has prepared two response documents. A final revised NFMP document will be released in the fall of 2014.
"The primary goal of the Nitrogen Fertilizer Management Plan is to involve the agricultural community in problem solving at the local level. We all need to work together to respond to and address localized concerns about unsafe levels of nitrate in groundwater."
- Commissioner of Agriculture, Dave Fredrickson
The MDA has compiled a list frequently asked questions; the web page with frequently asked questions includes answers, maps and other details about the NFMP.
Executive Summary of the 2013 Minnesota Nitrogen Fertilizer Management Plan (Draft) (PDF: 171 KB / 7 pages)
2013 Minnesota Nitrogen Fertilizer Management Plan (Draft) (PDF: 4.14 MB / 130 pages)
Public Comments on the 2013 draft Nitrogen Fertilizer Management Plan (PDF Portfolio: 41.6 MB /262 pages (37 documents))
Fertilizer Section Manager
Bruce.Montgomery@state.mn.us ~ 651-201-6178
Annie.Felix-Gerth@state.mn.us ~ 651-201- 6321
Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), 625 Robert Street N, St. Paul, MN 55155-2538, email@example.com