Minnesota Farmers Union Board of Directors has passed three orders of special business. The most pressing one is to oppose repeal of the state tax on farm machinery repair. Although State legislators said they would not address the issue during their upcoming special session this month, Farmers Union’s Director of Government Relations Thom Petersen says his group will be pushing them to add it to their agenda because it’s already become very costly for farmers.
Petersen also says they will try and get legislators to not only repeal it but make it retroactive.
The other two orders of Special Business included asking for passage of a new farm bill with a nutrition title and defending Country of Origin Labeling which is being debated in the courts.