MN Broadband ag bill settled with $100 million for broadband

Brownfields Ag News reports

A conference committee has reached agreement on the ag budget with two weeks remaining in the Minnesota Legislative Session.

Speaking to Brownfield before an agreement was announced, House Agriculture Committee chair Samantha Vang said most of the differences between the House and Senate version boiled down to funding.

Broadband was part of the budget…

The reconciled ag budget will include additional funding for biofuels infrastructure, soil health, and broadband.

Ag Week confirms the amount…

The ag budget bill also includes money for emerging farmers and $100 million for broadband internet service.

The amount $100 million is more than a Minnesota Legislature has previously budgeted for broadband grants; but it is a far cry from the $276 million Governor Walz had in his budget.

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