Listed below are upcoming ACRRA Board meetings. The ACRRA Board will meet at 9:30 a.m. in Conference Room OLF-B555, Minnesota Department of Agriculture Building, 625 Robert Street North, Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Pursuant to Minn. Stat. 18E.05 Subd. 3. "The board must receive a completed application at least 30 days before a board meeting in order for a request for reimbursement or payment to be considered at that meeting." To help ensure your application is "complete," submit 30 days prior to the deadline (60 days prior to the ACRRA Board meeting). Regular ACRRA Board meetings are usually held on the third Wednesday of every third month. A scheduled meeting may be canceled due to insufficient funds in the account or insufficient business.

Changes to scheduled meetings will be announced on the ACRRA website

If you would like to be placed on the ACRRA Board mailing/email lists, please get in touch with ACRRA Program Staff at 651-201-6138.

ACRRA Board Meeting Deadline for Submission of Complete Applications Recommended Submission Date to Assure Applications are Complete by the 30-day Deadline.
February 21, 2024 January 22, 2024 December 22, 2023
May 22, 2024 April 22, 2024 March 22, 2024
August 21, 2024 July 22, 2024 June 21, 2024
October 30, 2024 September 30, 2024 August 30th, 2024

These meetings will be posted here. They are not posted in the State Register.

To attend the February 21, 2024 meeting virtual, please use the following links.

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August 16, 2023 Public Hearing

The Agricultural Chemical Response and Reimbursement Account (ACRRA) was created to reimburse persons for costs incurred in cleaning up agricultural chemical (pesticide and fertilizer) incidents. The account is funded by annual surcharges assessed on pesticide and fertilizer manufacturers, distributors, applicators, and dealers. The surcharge rate has changed throughout the years of the program. ACRRA surcharges were increased in January of 2023. This was due to the ACRRA fund balance nearing the fund minimum and the projection that there would be influx of sites seeking reimbursement for the additional $200,000 that was made available to them beginning January 1, 2023. Since that time, the amount of applications received was less than projected and the amount of revenue was more than expected.

The MDA has a statutory responsibility to maintain the ACRRA fund balance between $2,000,000 and $6,500,000. The balance is projected to rise above the new maximum balance of 6.5 million dollars during 2024 based on the estimated expenditures and revenue trends unless surcharge rates decrease. The MDA will conduct a public hearing to take comments about a proposal to increase surcharge rates. If these changes are approved by the Commissioner, they would take effect beginning January of 2024. A public hearing was held on Wednesday, August 16, 2023 to discuss the potential decrease of rates. Public comment will still be accepted via email; please submit to