Minnesota Farmers Union adopts 5 special orders


Minnesota Farmers Union adopts 5 special orders

The Minnesota Farmers Union passed five special orders during its annual convention this weekend.

MFU President Gary Wertish told Brownfield that accessible and affordable health care, better market competition, expanding local and regional processing, building climate resilience and passing a comprehensive farm bill in 2023 were identified as priorities .

“The current farm bill expires at the end of September 2023, I think, so as Congress comes back into session, they’re going to take that up and we need to be involved in that. We have a farm bill that works pretty well, but there are more than likely ways we can improve it.”

He hopes the 2023 Farm Bill will include an antitrust title and programs that support climate resilience.

“A lot of that can be included in a farm bill, so probably one of the top priorities is to try to include as much as we can in the farm bill and still keep those safety nets strong for farmers.”

Wertish says delegates also debated policy on a compensation fund for grain and beginning farmers. Minnesota Farmers Union adopts 5 special orders

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