Minnesota Farm Bureau and State Cattlemen’s Association weigh in on legislative session

Minnesota Farm Bureau and State Cattlemen’s Association weigh in on legislative session

Ag organizations are weighing in on the recently completed Minnesota Legislative Session.

Minnesota Farm Bureau president Dan Glessing says there were several positives for agriculture.

“And mainly AGRI funding, which (are) grants that support agriculture both on the producer side and the processing side. But it really does help further agriculture in the state of Minnesota.”

Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association executive director Kaitlyn Root tells Brownfield $50,000 was included in the Ag Finance Bill to convene a working group to recommend options for addressing crop and fence destruction caused by elk and deer, but the Environmental Finance Committee did not adopt language prohibiting an increase in the size of the elk herd population.

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