MN Farmers Union President affirms important of broadband

The Post Bulletin reports on the re-election of Gary Wertish as president of the Minnesota Farmers Union. He predicts hot topics for 2018 legislature…

Minnesota Farmers Union President Gary Wertish was re-elected to his position for a two-year term during the Minnesota Farmers Union Convention on Nov. 18.

Wertish said three topics will get close attention in 2018: the upcoming Farm Bill, renewable fuel sources like biofuels, and health-care premiums for farmers.

But also notes importance of broadband…

Besides a new Farm Bill and affordable health-care coverage for farmers, Wertish said the repair of bridges and roads, accessibility of broadband in rural areas continue to be areas of concern for the Minnesota Farmers Union.

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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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