State and Federal Advocacy

State Advocacy

AgriGrowth’s experienced lobbying team works extensively with state and department agency heads, agency staff, legislators, legislative staff, and other valuable partners to advocate on behalf of the agriculture and food industries in Minnesota.

State-level policy priorities:

  • Water Quality Issues
  • Investments
  • Environmental Regulatory Reform
  • Taxes
  • Transportation Funding and Infrastructure
  • Health Care
  • Agriculture Technology Restrictions
  • Workforce Development
  • Animal Care

Federal Advocacy

Often serving as a resource for Minnesota’s Congressional Delegation, and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture’s office, AgriGrowth maintains strong working relationships which foster important dialogue. Whether through public comment or direct conversation with Minnesota’s U.S. Congressional Delegation, AgriGrowth monitors activity in Washington that could potentially impact Minnesota’s food and agribusiness sector.

Federal-level policy priorities:

  • Trade
  • Immigration Reform
  • GMO Labeling
  • Waters of the United States (WOTUS)
  • Federal Tax Policy/Reform

To learn more about AgriGrowth’s advocacy work, please contact our Executive Director, Perry Aasness at 651-905-8900; paasness@agrigrowth.org.