Farmers in Willmar list broadband as a top concern

The West Central Tribune reports on a recent meeting in Willmar, sponsored by the Minnesota Farmers Union…

As part of the “rural voices” discussion sponsored by the Minnesota Farmers Union, they also expressed concerns about the state issuing fines for farmers who are out of compliance with the buffer law, the need for good roads and broadband internet service, and regulations for chronic wasting disease in wild deer that could affect elk farmers.

The wide range of topics represented “powerful” concerns by farmers, said Bruce Miller, outreach director for the Farmers Union.

Miller promised the farmers that issues important to them will be included in a report to the Legislature. “We want them to know what our people are thinking,” he said.

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Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (, hosts a radio show on MN music (, supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota ( and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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