Ag Week reports…
Minnesota Farmers Union delegates passed special orders on pertinent issues this year at the convention as well as recognizing U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson and State Rep. Jeanne Poppe.
“Chair Peterson and Chair Poppe have been reliable lawmakers when we need to get things done for family farmers,” said Gary Wertish, MFU president, in a statement. “They’ve consistently worked across the aisle and held up agriculture’s reputation as a bipartisan policy area. We will miss working with them but know their work will be meaningful for years to come.”
The special orders passed by MFU members were regarding affordable health care, expanding meat and poultry processing, promoting biofuels, pandemic recovery, climate change and broadband investment.
In the press release from MFU, Wertish thanked the MFU Policy Committee for crafting the special orders.
“(The orders) were based on the myriad policy resolutions we received from county unions this fall, as we do every year,” Wertish said. “We will work for these grassroots policy resolutions in the next legislative session and beyond.”