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Minnesota Farm Bureau Donates To South Dakota Ranchers And Approves Policy

Minnesota Farm Bureau members wrapped up their annual meeting over the weekend by passing policies for the coming year. President Kevin Paap who was re-elected as the group’s leader says there are several issues they’re trying to address at the state level from taxes to renewable fuels to privacy concerns.

Paap says national issues they’re members are concerned about include urging Congress to pass a farm bill yet this year,,and also approve immigration reform and the WRDA bill.

He  says one of the highlights of their annual meeting was the decision to provide $22,000 in donations for South Dakota ranchers impacted by the October blizzard.

Paap says they also held their Young Farmer and Rancher discussion meet and heard from several speakers including Senator Amy Klobuchar and American Farm Bureau Policy Director Mary Kay Thatcher.

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