Agriculture

Senator Mary Kunesh, Farmers and Agriculture Leaders Celebrate Women in Agriculture Day

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On March 25, Senator Mary Kunesh (DFL-New Brighton) joined women leaders in agriculture from across Minnesota to testify before the Agriculture, Broadband and Rural Development Committee for Minnesota’s first Women in Agriculture Day. Participants gathered in… Read More »Senator Mary Kunesh, Farmers and Agriculture Leaders Celebrate Women in Agriculture Day

Senate Majority Leader Dziedzic Says Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Final Bipartisan Agriculture, Broadband and Rural Development Bill 

Senate Agriculture Chair Aric Putnam’s Bill to Bolster State’s Farm Economy, Includes $100 Million to Expand reliable Broadband Service Across Minnesota

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Senate Majority Leader Kari Dziedzic (DFL-Minneapolis) said today the Senate has overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan agriculture budget bill that invests in Minnesota farmers, dairy producers, and food processors and will help create jobs and economic vitality in communities across the state.

Senator Rob Kupec’s Grain Indemnity Bill Heard and Passed in Agriculture, Broadband, and Rural Development Committee

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Monday, Senator Rob Kupec’s (DFL-Moorhead) Grain Indemnity Bill was heard and passed in the Agriculture Committee. This bill would appropriate $15 million to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture for the establishment of a rainy-day fund for farmers if a grain elevator failure were to occur. In response, Senator Rob Kupec (DFL-Moorhead), released the following statement:

Key Senate DFLers Say Push to Secure Drought Relief for Hard-Hit Minnesota Farmers and Ranchers Crosses Finish Line, Continued Support Necessary as Producers Hit by Widespread Storm Damage

Key Senate DFLers said today that their months-long push to secure disaster relief for Minnesota farmers and ranchers hit hard by last year’s severe drought has passed the Senate and now heads to Governor Walz for his signature. This comes as recent widespread storm damage has impacted producers across Minnesota.