Gubernatorial candidate Tim Walz and First Congressional District candidate Dan Feehan visited the Courtland farm of Tim Waibel Friday to discuss issues corn farmers are facing in the First District and all of Minnesota.
The visit was the latest in the “MN Corn Grows MN” campaign, which was launched to bring candidates for elected office to family corn farms to raise awareness of the importance of corn farming in our state.
Upon arrival, both Feehan and Walz were introduced to the Waibel family, followed by a tour of their farm. The group then moved inside for lunch and a conversation about the issues and opportunities corn farmers are seeing today.
Joined by his family, Waibel, who sits on the Minnesota Corn Growers board of directors, discussed rising healthcare costs on the farm, followed by needed changes in tax policy. The latter included a discussion on the importance of the Buffer Property Tax Credit and tax conformity in the upcoming legislative session.
Since last fall, MCGA has had 10 gubernatorial candidates on Minnesota family corn farms throughout the state. Each candidate to represent Minnesota’s First Congressional District has also visited a family corn farm through the MN Corn Grows MN initiative.