AgriGrowth Council Names New Executive Director St. Paul, MN –The Minnesota AgriGrowth Council (AgriGrowth) announced Tamara Nelsen as its new Executive Director today. Nelsen will assume her new role effective February 1, 2019. Nelsen is currently the Senior Director of Commodities at the Illinois Farm Bureau. In that role, Nelsen managed all Commodities Department activities…

AgriGrowth Statement on 2018 Farm Bill Minnesota’s leading Agri-Business member association applauds House and Senate negotiators for their diligent work to complete a bill before the end of 2018 St. Paul, MN – Minnesota AgriGrowth applauds the United State House and Senate Agriculture Committee negotiators on their tentative agreement to complete a Farm Bill before…

 MEDIA ADVISORY AgriGrowth Hosts “The Minnesota Ag & Food Summit” Formerly known as the “AgriGrowth Annual Meeting”, the meeting brings together leading Minnesota agribusiness and food production businesses and association to feature day-long event of analysis and policy discussion St. Paul, MN – Minnesota AgriGrowth Council (AgriGrowth) hosts the “Minnesota Ag & Food Summit” on Thursday,…

AgriGrowth Statement on new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Minnesota’s leading agri-business association applauds trade framework St. Paul, MN –  The Minnesota AgriGrowth Council today applauded President Donald Trump, Mexican President-Elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and their negotiating teams on finalizing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade framework. “At a time when…

AgriGrowth to Co-Sponsor The “Greater Minnesota Debate” Minnesota’s Leading Agri-Business Member Association to Co-Sponsor Debate Between Candidates for Governor St. Paul, MN – Minnesota AgriGrowth, in partnership with WCCO Radio and the Minnesota Corn Growers, will host the “Greater Minnesota Debate” between Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson and Congressman Tim Walz. The event will take place…

Executive Director Perry Aasness To Leave Minnesota AgriGrowth Council After Five Years: St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota AgriGrowth Council (AgriGrowth) announced today that Executive Director Perry Aasness is leaving the organization after five years to join Compeer Financial as their Vice President of Legislative Affairs. Compeer Financial is a member-owned, Farm Credit cooperative serving…

Statement by Minnesota AgriGrowth Council Executive Director Perry Aasness: St. Paul, MN – “AgriGrowth welcomes President Trump to Minnesota. Minnesota’s agriculture sector is currently dealing with a great deal of anxiety and uncertainty over the status of current trade negotiations on several fronts, including NAFTA and most recently the retaliatory tariffs placed by China. While it’s…

Statement from Perry Aasness, Executive Director Minnesota AgriGrowth, on Tax Bills in State Legislature: St. Paul, MN – AgriGrowth is pleased that both the House and Senate have passed tax bills which include provisions that support Minnesota’s ag and food sector. It’s important to Minnesota agribusinesses, food companies and farmers that the state tax code reasonably…

Statement from Perry Aasness, Executive Director Minnesota AgriGrowth, on effects of tariffs on Minnesota agriculture: St. Paul, MN – “A key to the economic prosperity of the Minnesota and U.S. ag sector hinges on U.S. leadership to support existing trade agreements and proactive efforts to expand new export markets for ag and food products. AgriGrowth strongly…

Minnesota AgriGrowth Council Hosts Panel Discussion on NAFTA NAFTA Works: Impacts on U.S. Agriculture” Luncheon panelists include: Congressman Tom Emmer, Paul Connors, Consul General of Canada and Gerardo Guerrero, Consul of Mexico St. Paul, MN – Minnesota AgriGrowth, Minnesota’s leading ag and food production association, hosted an impressive panel of public policy representatives from each…

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