Senate Republicans fail by farmers in agriculture omnibus bill

The Senate Agriculture Committee this week passed a $5 million omnibus bill, sending it to the Finance Committee as it makes its way towards the floor.

While the bill included strong funding for combatting CWD and the avian flu, and made investments in emerging farmers, cover crops, and studies in regional and local food systems and aquaculture, there is much more we could be doing to support Minnesota’s farmers.

Senate DFLers appreciate the beginning work on this bill and will continue to fight for stronger investments in agriculture. When one in five jobs in Minnesota are related to agriculture, and with a $9 billion surplus, we can’t afford not to. (SF 4019)