U.S. Senate candidate Karin Housley traveled to the farm of Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) director Les Anderson on Monday morning. Housley, who currently serves in the Minnesota Senate representing District 39, spent the morning discussing issues impacting the state’s corn growers while enjoying a combine ride and a tour of the Cannon Falls farm.
Housley’s visit was organized as part of the “MN Corn Grows MN” initiative, 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.
Anderson and his wife, Jeannie, brought Housley on a tour of their corn and soybean operation, followed by Housley joining Anderson for a few passes in the combine. The one-on-one experience was a great opportunity to discuss the future of E15, healthcare, trade and more.
U.S. Senator Tina Smith, who is running against Housley, visited the Anderson farm last week. Since last fall, MCGA has had candidates for governor, U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives on Minnesota family corn farms throughout the state.
Prior to the Nov. 6 midterm election, MCGA will continue efforts to bring candidates from both political parties to the farm for discussion on the issues and opportunities ahead for the state’s corn growers.