Minnesota Farmers

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

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:

Drought Relief Passes Senate, Receives Unanimous DFL Support

Following Senate passage of critically important drought relief legislation that delivers $7 million in targeted grant-based relief to livestock and specialty crop producers and an additional $1.5 million in low-interest loans, Senate DFL Leader Melisa López Franzen and DFL Members of the Senate Agriculture Committee said they will continue to push to finalize the package as it heads to a House-Senate conference committee.