MFU has scheduled 15 Rural Issue Discussions around the state to hear directly from farmers and rural residents about the important issues affecting farmers and rural communities. Key expected topics are health insurance, hunger and farmer’s markets, beginning farmer programs, buffer rules, property taxes, ditch mowing regulations, and commodity prices.
Special guests include:
Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture Dave Frederickson and Minnesota Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture Matt Wohlman.
MFU President Gary Wertish & MFU Vice President Bryan Klabunde.
NFU Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Communications Rob Larew, leading discussion on the upcoming Farm Bill. Mr. Larew’s career of public service includes minority staff director on the House Agriculture Committee, agriculture legislative assistant and director for U.S. Representative Collin Peterson, legislative assistant for the late U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone, and director of congressional and public affairs at Food Safety Inspection Service at USDA.