Statement from Minnesota AgriGrowth Council regarding Special Session legislation St. Paul – The Minnesota legislature finished a Special Session early this morning to complete work on the state’s FY 2016-17 budget, passing bonding and Legacy Funding legislation and three budget bills that were vetoed by Governor Dayton at the conclusion of the regular session in…

AgriGrowth commentary published in Fargo Forum The push for state labeling mandates for foods made with genetically modified organisms is a troubling trend that will negatively impact Minnesota families, farmers and businesses. Food labeling in the United States should remain uniform across all 50 states so that all consumers have access to the same information…

A Greater Minnesota – AGM – featuring Steve Peterson, Chair, AgriGrowth of the Board of Directors  

The annual Animal Science Conference will be back at the MinnWest Technology Campus on September 24th. This year’s conference features closing speaker Christophe Pelletier. According to materials promoting the event, the program  will “feature expert speakers and panels covering the latest industry trends and encourage networking. Attend to connect with experts in the areas of animal care, water quality,…

The University of Minnesota Agricultural Education Club is hosting the sixth annual Agriculture Awareness Day on April 21st at Northrup Auditorium on the University of Minnesota East Bank Campus. According to a release about the event, the effort seeks to ” increase awareness of how food, fuel, and fiber are produced and showcase the critical role…

The  Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and the United States Department of Agriculture Farm Services Agency (FSA) are hosting town hall meetings at various locations around Minnesota to discuss state and federal programs available to producers experiencing losses due to wolves, birds of prey, and weather. According to a release, the presenters will “explain, compare,…

On Monday, AgriGrowth staff attended the “Modernizing U.S. – Cuba Relations Summit” hosted by U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus. The event focused on the potential benefits of modernizing trade relations between Cuba and the U.S. and the economic opportunities for Minnesota business, specifically agriculture, in enhancing the U.S….

On February 18th, AgriGrowth sent the following letter to Minnesota’s Congressional Delegation regarding Trade Promotion Authority (TPA):   Dear Member of Congress: On behalf of the Minnesota AgriGrowth Council (AgriGrowth), I am writing to urge your support for legislation authorizing Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for President Obama.  Minnesota’s agriculture and food sector has experienced tremendous…

On February 13th, AgriGrowth hosted Secretary Tom Vilsack for a roundtable discussion regarding the expansion of trade via Trade Promotion Authority. Several AgriGrowth board member companies as well as commodity groups and other food and ag organizations attended the event. Secretary Vilsack discussed the importance of trade to agriculture and the potential of new agreements…

The Director will work with the boards to plan and evaluate program efforts, advance the poultry and egg industries, implement strategic plans, and manage day-to-day operations of the two organizations.

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