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Minnesota Farm Bureau Members Meet With Congressmen And Women

Minnesota Farm Bureau Members Meet With Congressmen And Women

 

A group of 36 Minnesota Farm Bureau members were in Washington DC last week and met with all 10 of their elected officials. Wright County Farm Bureau President and Dairy producer Dan Glessing says they talked about the need for a farm bill, immigration reform and for water resource development  legislation. He says WRDA has the best chance of passing and will be marked up this week.

Glessing says the WRDA bill is not only important for Minnesota producers because of the need to have good infrastructure in order to get goods to market but also for what it brings upriver.

He says it’s also more efficient to ship ag commodities by barge than by truck. He says one barge load of goods will take as much as 1,000 semi loads off the road.

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