County Feed Lot Fee Structure Public Hearing

Notice of Public Hearing County Feed Lot Fee Structure.

Please take notice, that the Martin County Board of Commissioners (Martin County, MN)
will be conducting a Public Hearing on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at 10:00AM in the
Martin County Commissioner Room, 201 Lake Avenue, Fairmont, MN 56031. The
purpose of the hearing is to consider the proposed increases to the current county feedlot
inspection and new construction fee structure.
All interested parties are encouraged to attend the hearing and provide comments either
orally or in writing on the proposed fees. If you are unable to attend the public hearing,
you may submit written comments to the Martin County Coordinators’ Office, Room
#100, 201 Lake Avenue, Fairmont, MN 56031 prior to the hearing.
Questions about the feed lot fee structure can be directed to Scott Higgins, Martin County
Coordinator at 507-238-3124. You can find the proposed feed lot fee structure on the
Martin County website at www.co.martin.mn.us
By Order of the
Martin County Board of Commissioners


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Emerald Ash Borer Discovered in Martin County

MDA places the county under quarantine

St. Paul, MN: The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has placed Martin County under an emergency quarantine after emerald ash borer (EAB) was found northeast of the city of Welcome. A United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) trap captured several insects in the area.

Because this is the first time EAB has been identified in Martin County, the MDA is enacting an emergency quarantine to limit the movement of firewood and ash material out of the county. This will reduce the risk of further spreading the tree-killing insect. Currently 15 other Minnesota counties are under full or partial quarantine to prevent the spread of the emerald ash borer.

“Since the nearest EAB infestation we know of in Minnesota or Iowa is several counties away, we can be certain that emerald ash borer was brought to Martin County by someone moving infested ash,” said Kimberly Thielen Cremers, Supervisor of MDA’s Pest Mitigation and Biocontrol Unit. “The only way to protect Minnesota’s ash trees is to stop moving firewood and other ash products around the state.”

There are three easy steps Minnesotans can take to keep EAB from spreading:

  • Don’t transport firewood. Buy firewood locally from approved vendors, and burn it where you buy it;
  • Be aware of the quarantine restrictions. If you live in a quarantined county, be aware of the restrictions on movement of products such as ash trees, wood chips, and firewood; and,
  • Watch your ash trees for infestation. If you think your ash tree is infested, go to http://www.mda.state.mn.us/eab">www.mda.state.mn.us/eab and use the “Do I Have Emerald Ash Borer?” guide. Suspect infestations can be reported to MDA’s Arrest the Pest line at 1-888-545-6684 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Emerald ash borer larvae kill ash trees by tunneling under the bark and feeding on the part of the tree that moves nutrients up and down the trunk. The invasive insect was first discovered in Minnesota in 2009 and is now found in 30 states.

Minnesota is highly susceptible to the destruction caused by EAB. The state has approximately one billion ash trees, the most of any state in the nation