The legislative session is well underway, with several Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) priorities being heard in committees.
MFU priorities, otherwise known as special orders of business, include:
These priorities, along with other issues, will be discussed during the MFU Lobby Day, March 9. Lobby Day will be held virtually. Register at https://bit.ly/3rwNvjr.
“I always look forward to our Lobby Day as it’s a great opportunity for our members to connect with their legislators,” said MFU President Gary Wertish. “On Lobby Day, MFU’s family farmer members bring their everyday experiences to share with their legislators. It’s heartening to see the connections made as farmers talk about the issues that are important to them and their communities. Sometimes, members and legislators share a common complaint or challenge. Other times, they talk of goals.”
“Lobby Day is one of the best opportunities for our members to engage with their legislators and share their stories,” said MFU Vice President Anne Schwagerl. “MFU members make a difference in policymaking when they attend Lobby Day and share their concerns.”
MFU’s Lobby Day is in addition to work MFU staff and members do each day at the legislature. Several members have testified at committee hearings already this session.
MFU priorities that have had a hearing include:
In addition to the priorities listed above, MFU strongly supports the following agricultural investments proposed by the Walz-Flanagan administration: