AgriGrowth sends letter to legislative leaders highlighting key issues for the end of session Saint Paul – The Minnesota AgriGrowth Council sent the attached letter to Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt and Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka today, the first day that legislators are back to work following the Easter/Passover break. The letter highlights key…

Minnesota AgriGrowth launches job exchange The exchange is open to all job seekers and employers across the state in agriculture. Ask any farmer who wears the human resources manager hat, conducts interviews, and hires and trains new employees. Sometimes the job isn’t the right one for the new worker, prompting this person to leave within…

Statement from Perry Aasness on the February state budget and economic forecast  Saint Paul – The state budget and economic forecast released today shows a budget surplus of $1.65 billion in Minnesota. Below is a statement from the Minnesota AgriGrowth Council’s executive director, Perry Aasness, on the news of the budget surplus: “Today’s budget forecast showing…

New data on Minnesota shows economic impact of immigrant population Minnesota business leaders on Tuesday showcased new research on the contributions of immigrants in Minnesota and highlighted the need for immigration reform. Spearheaded by New American Economy and the Minnesota Business Immigration Coalition, the report marks the launch of Map the Impact – a campaign…

Business, Labor, Agriculture and Local Governments to Saint Paul: 2017 Must be the Year to Fund Transportation Unusual allies see “cliff” coming; urge support for finance package. St. Paul, MN– Today, during Minnesota’s “Transportation Day at the Capitol,” a unique coalition of Business, Agriculture, Labor, and Local Governments came together to urge lawmakers that 2017…

AgriGrowth launches groundbreaking talent system that connects employers and candidates using cutting-edge recruiting technology Saint Paul – The Minnesota AgriGrowth Council has partnered with RealTime Talent to launch the AgriGrowth Job Exchange, a cutting-edge matching technology that will transform the candidate recruitment process and streamline how employers and candidates connect with each other during the…

CAPITOL CHATTER: A sea of color greets Minnesota agri-business ST. PAUL — Pat Lunemann said he looks over his dairy farm employees and sees “a sea a multiple colors.” Many workers come from close to his Clarissa, Minn., farm, but quite a few are Latino and others bring with them various ethnic backgrounds. Immigrants are…

Statement from Perry Aasness on MN health insurance premium relief and reform Saint Paul – Governor Dayton signed a bill into law tonight that will provide health insurance premium relief for Minnesotans, along with several reforms for the insurance industry. In response, AgriGrowth Executive Director Perry Aasness released the following statement: “We applaud the legislature…

Statement from Perry Aasness on President Trump’s Executive Order withdrawing the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Saint Paul – President Trump issued an Executive Order today, withdrawing the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. In response, AgriGrowth Executive Director Perry Aasness released the following statement: “Minnesota’s agriculture sector is the backbone of our state’s…

Minnesota AgriGrowth Council Elects 2017 Leadership Saint Paul – The Minnesota AgriGrowth Council is pleased to announce the election of Pat Lunemann, Partner and General Manager of Twin Eagle Dairy, as chair of its board of directors. Twin Eagle Dairy, located near Clarissa, operates an 800 cow dairy. Lunemann is past-president of the Minnesota Milk…

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