Minnesota House approves investments in farm budget

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Minnesota House approves investments in farm budget

The Minnesota House of Representatives passed legislation on Tuesday that would boost investment in agriculture and food production.

House Ag Committee Chairman Mike Sundin, a Democrat from Esko, called the budget proposal historic.

“We have made a conscious effort to look ahead and invest in opportunities presented by a changing world.”

He says the dollars build on established programs in traditional agricultural production, target underdeveloped areas and respond to critical problems.

In particular, the legislation supports improving soil health, eradicating harmful weeds, farmers’ markets and small meat processors.

House Speaker Melissa Hortman says agriculture is one of the pillars of the state’s economy, and Minnesota farmers deserve resources not only to recover from recent crises but also to thrive long-term.

The Republican-controlled Senate is expected to vote on its proposed budget next week, followed by negotiations in the conference committee.

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Jaclyn Diaz

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