With the somewhat controversial decision to include agriculture under the jurisdiction of the House Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance committee, the issue was raised during the body’s first meeting.
This U.S. Fish and Wildlife photo from the Illinois River shows silver carp jumping when startled. The flying fish can cause accidents, and the various types of carp starve out native species by eating all their food.
Some fish don’t play well with others, and one of them—potentially one single fish— might soon close the gate on the entire upper Mississippi River (north of St. Anthony Falls).
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