ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) Council of County Presidents meeting was held on February 21 at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul with nearly 190 Farm Bureau leaders, elected officials and Congressional staff in attendance.
County Farm Bureau presidents heard from state legislators, as well as Minnesota Agriculture Water Resources Center Executive Director Warren Formo, Bruce Kleven – Kleven Law, MFBF President Kevin Paap, MFBF Executive Director Chris Radatz and MFBF Public Policy Director Amber Hanson Glaeser.
“As a grassroots organization, our strength comes from our members. Having county Farm Bureau leaders from across the state gather together in St. Paul was a great opportunity to discuss issues impacting Minnesota farmers,” said Paap. “We appreciated the opportunity to meet with our legislators and Congressional staff to provide personal stories on issues to be discussed at the state and national level.”
Attendees discussed MFBF and American Farm Bureau Federation 2018 Focus Areas including 2018 Farm Bill, trade, environmental regulations, mental health, property taxes, pollinators and the effect of recent federal tax laws on Minnesota farmers and ranchers.
— Minnesota Farm Bureau
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