Included in the conference committee report for the omnibus agriculture bill is a Senate provision to designate Lester soil as the state soil.
The purpose is to help the University of Minnesota celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the soil science program and in recognition of the 40-year-old Minnesota Association of Professional Soil Scientists in 2013.
Also, a Smithsonian soil exhibit is expected to come to Minnesota in 2013, according to Rep. Paul Anderson (R-Starbuck), who sponsors the report with Sen. Doug Magnus (R-Slayton).
HF2398*/ SF2061 now awaits gubernatorial action.
-Minnesota House of Representatives Public Information