Take Action Now: Stop amendments that would kill the 2018 farm bill

The U.S. House of Representatives is now debating H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018—also known as the farm bill. As part of this process, some very lethal amendments will receive a vote in the House this afternoon or tomorrow morning that would kill the 2018 farm bill if passed.

It is imperative Minnesota’s agricultural community contacts their representative and ask they help defeat the below poison pill amendments to preserve the farm bill:

  • Farm Policy Amendment #93: This amendment proposed by Tom McClintock (R-CA) eliminates the entire farm safety net,

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1 newly elected, 3 re-elected to MCR&PC

Duane Epland was newly elected to the Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council (MCR&PC), while Doug Albin, Myron (Mickey) Peterson and Scott Winslow were re-elected.

All positions are three-year terms. Epland, who farms in Emmons, will represent District 8. Albin, who farms in Clarkfield and represents District 1, 2 and 4, Peterson (Sacred Heart – District 3, 5 and 6) and Winslow (Fountain – District 9) will retain their position on the MCR&PC.

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MN State Capitol

Legislative Update: Session hits home stretch, farm bill discussions heat up

There is less than a week to go at the Minnesota Legislature and still a lot of work to do finalize agreements on major pieces of legislation. Meanwhile out in Washington, the U.S. House of Representatives will debate and consider the farm bill. There are a lot of decisions under consideration in both St. Paul and Washington that will impact agriculture.

Following the conclusion of the legislative session we will have a complete run down for you on what got done that impacts agriculture,

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For Minnesota farmers, a hurry-up-and-wait planting season

Written by Jonathan Eisenthal

An April blizzard, following by cool weather made for a late start to planting in much of Minnesota farm country. And then a fresh batch of rain recently brought everything to a halt in many places.

Lake Wilson farmer Bryan Biegler said he was able to get about 150 acres planted in the second week of May, but then more rain hit. Since, he has been watching the weather closely hoping for a string of hot weather to dry things out.

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Minnesota Corn returns to the pitch with the Minnesota United

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) partnered with Major League Soccer’s Minnesota United for another year to share the conservation efforts of the state’s corn growers this summer.

The partnership in its second year is an opportunity for MCGA to connect with a young, enthusiastic fan base at Minnesota United matches. Soccer fans will have the opportunity to learn how our states’ corn farmers are caring for our natural resources via in-stadium signage,

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