I. Update on Rural Finance Authority loan programs
-Matt McDevitt, Ag Finance Supervisor, Finance & Budget
II. HF 3081 (Swedzinski) Appropriating money to expedite Rural Finance Authority loan processing.
-Brent Kelsey, Compeer Financial
-Stu Lourey, Minnesota Farmers Union
-Amber Hanson Glaeser, MN Farm Bureau
III. HF 3420 (Sundin) Appropriating money for grants and financial assistance to livestock farmers and crop producers impacted by drought; appropriating money to the Rural Finance Authority revolving loan account for drought relief
-Thom Petersen, Commissioner, MN Dept. of Agriculture
-Stu Lourey, MN Farmers Union
-Robert Siltanen, Siltanen Farms, Carlton County
-Liz Dwyer, Dancing the Land Farm, Clearwater
-Miles Kuschel, Cass County rancher
-Krist Wollum, Legislative Committee Chair, MN Cattlemen's Association
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