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Published April 20, 2009, 04:00 AM

Government policies slowing drain tile permit process

FARGO, N.D. — Government policies — one state and one federal — are starting to make it more difficult to receive drain tile permits in the Red River Valley and the rest of North Dakota. Max Fuxa, a salesman for Ellingson Cos. based in Harwood, N.D., says a process that used to take a few months now can take six months to a year. The first issue is that local water boards in the past year have added new requirements that stem from an application for permits from the North Dakota State Water Commission.

By: Mikkel Pates, Agweek

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