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Farm Bureau members travel to capital

Farm Bureau members from across Minnesota met with their members of Congress in Washington, D.C. during the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation's (MFBF) Farmers to Washington, D.C. trip March 12-15.

Farm Bureau members from across Minnesota met with their members of Congress in Washington, D.C. during the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation's (MFBF) Farmers to Washington, D.C. trip March 12-15.

The trip began with a briefing from the American Farm Bureau Federation on current issues. Participants met with Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken; Members of Congress Collin Peterson, Tim Walz and Rick Nolan; and staff members from the offices of John Kline, Michele Bachmann, Erik Paulsen and Betty McCollum.

During their meetings, Farm Bureau members discussed a variety of issues affecting agriculture.

Top areas of focus included fiscal policy and tax reform, passing a five-year farm bill, biotechnology, short-term and long-term agricultural labor, duplicative and unnecessary regulations, animal care, renewable fuels standard, food safety regulations, transportation and the Water Resources Development Act.

Farm Bureau members also met with officials at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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Minnesota Farm Bureau is comprised of 78 local Farm Bureau associations across Minnesota representing farmers, families and food.

For more information, visit www.fbmn.org or contact the local Farm Bureau office.

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