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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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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