MFU's Full Board of Directors acts to protect township rights
ST. PAUL (February 16, 2012) – The Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) full board of directors recently met to discuss agriculture policy. The full board consists of all the MFU county presidents throughout the state.
“The full board meeting gives our county presidents a voice on federal and state issues, and allows them to hear about developments at the federal, state and local level,” said Doug Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union President. “Minnesota Farmers Union is a grassroots organization and this meeting gives us all a chance to discuss hot button issues within our organization and to express any concerns we know of in our area, which is one of the great things about being a Minnesota Farmers Union member – getting your voice heard!”
The full board of directors passed a special order of business which called for the opposition of HF 389, which would limit the ability of townships, counties and cities to enact the protection of an interim ordinance when more time is needed to establish zoning laws and better business development for the local community in regards to new developments. Board members also discussed Farm Service Agency office closings; reinstatement of the Homestead Tax Credit; the Memorandum of Understanding between the state of Minnesota, the Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Department of Agriculture on water and conservation; and wolf management through hunting and trapping seasons.