Dayton, feds agree to work together on farm conservation plan

Minnesota and federal officials shuffle papers Tuesday during a ceremony in which they signed an agreement they hope produces a state-run program to increase farmers' conservation efforts and decrease pollution in Minnesota waters. The agreement could lead to more federal funding for conservation projects as well as technical help from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Those who signed the agreement are, from left, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and Administrator Lisa Jackson of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Other state and federal official stand behind them.

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