Minnesota AgriGrowth Opens Registration for 2017 Annual Meeting and Conference St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota AgriGrowth Council (AgriGrowth) has now opened registration for its Annual Meeting and Conference, which will be held on Thursday, November 9th, 2017 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. AgriGrowth’s annual conference brings together leaders from across Minnesota’s agriculture and food…

Minnesota AgriGrowth Highlights Importance of Trade to Secretary Sonny Perdue Garden City, MN – As part of USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue’s five-state “Back to Our Roots” Tour, Minnesota farmers and agribusiness leaders today participated in an engaging roundtable discussion regarding the 2018 Farm Bill priorities and ways to increase rural prosperity. AgriGrowth Executive Director Perry…

Minnesota AgriGrowth Hosted EPA Administrator Pruitt Saint Paul —  An engaging roundtable discussion with AgriGrowth members and U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt took place on Wednesday, July 19th at the AgriGrowth offices in downtown St. Paul. The conversation focused on Minnesota agriculture’s concerns regarding EPA’s Waters of the U.S., or WOTUS rule and the recent decision…

AgriGrowth praises legislature for common sense reforms in Environment and Natural Resources Finance Bill Saint Paul — Perry Aasness, Executive Director of the Minnesota AgriGrowth Council, praised the Minnesota Legislature for passing a common sense Environment and Natural Resources Finance bill that helps to bring some measure of common sense reforms to Minnesota’s regulatory process….

AgriGrowth Statement on Dayton Adminstration Communications Saint Paul — Perry Aasness, Executive Director of the Minnesota AgriGrowth Council (AgriGrowth) issued the following statement in response to communications issued on May 9th from the Dayton Administration related to provisions in the Agriculture Finance bill pending before the Legislature: “The statement from the Dayton Administration that pesticide…

Statement from Perry Aasness on the confirmation of Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture Saint Paul — Statement from Perry Aasness, Executive Director of the Minnesota AgriGrowth Council on the confirmation of Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture: “We are pleased former Governor Sonny Purdue has finally been approved by the U.S. Senate as the…

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…

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…

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…

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