SAINT PAUL, Minn. –Monday, the Minnesota House approved a bipartisan agreement reached with the Senate on Agriculture policy legislation. The bill reflects a consensus reached over the weekend by a joint House/Senate conference committee on numerous proposals.
“This legislation includes several bipartisan measures that will strengthen the outlook for agriculture in Minnesota, but lawmakers still have more work to do to get a final budget across the finish line,” said Rep. Mike Sundin (DFL – Esko), Chair of the House Agriculture Committee. “Now that we have budget targets, we have a path forward to reach a compromise on our Agriculture finance bill. Farmers and others who work in food production are critically important to our state’s success, and we will keep working to ensure they can have the bright future they deserve.”
The legislation contains provisions such as:
Video of Monday’s House Floor session will be available on House Public Information Services’ YouTube channel.
Lawmakers will continue working to reach a compromise on budget legislation in anticipation of a June special session.