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Nov 21, 2015

Dayton plans to convene statewide water quality summit

The summit will include water quality experts, farmers, legislators, regulators, the business community, members of the public, local leaders and others.

May 1, 2015

Bird flu gets swift action; water debate continues

Legislators and the governor are trying to keep pace with the expanding avian flu crisis affecting turkey farmers.

Dec 3, 2014

Winds shifting in agriculture

After their swing-district victories, House Republican will push farm issues like streamlining permits and regulations.

Apr 9, 2014

Senate tax bill sets up showdown

The Senate Taxes Committee passed its second tax-relief package of the 2014 session, but the bill differs significantly from a House counterpart that passed last week.

Mar 28, 2014

Tax cuts, take two

House Taxes Committee moves bill to aid renters, homeowners and farmers.

Mar 19, 2014

After long slog, ‘puppy mill bill’ advances

Arduous seven-year trek brings interest groups together.

Jul 6, 2012

Willmar-area DFL Senate primary will hinge on city/rural dynamics

The redrawn Senate District 17, which includes the Willmar area in west-central Minnesota, looks substantially different from its previous incarnation.

Jan 25, 2012

Association lobbyists look to finish last year’s work

The boards of advocacy associations from a variety of policy areas have issued their priority wish lists in time for the start of the 2012 legislative session. Many of the issues of significance for groups ranging from business to labor are rooted in last year’s session.

Aug 10, 2011

Battle continues over small energy producers

As more farmers, businesses and homeowners look to put up wind turbines and solar panels to generate power, utilities like rural electric cooperatives are pushing back against a state law that they say puts them at a disadvantage.

Aug 20, 2010

Rochester DFL reps passed over by agriculture PACs

The Minnesota Farm Bureau is backing Republican candidates running against incumbent Reps. Kim Norton and Tina Liebling, both of whom are Rochester DFLers. The Minnesota Farmers Union, which is known for being more DFL friendly than the Farm Bureau, also has reservations about Liebling and Norton.

Mar 19, 2010

Rising farmland values bring push for tax relief

State lawmakers and agriculture lobbyists are debating how to deal with the escalating property tax bills that are hitting Minnesota farms. And the differences of opinion reach all the way down to House and Senate DFL committee chairs.

Nov 22, 2009

Minnesota Farmers Union PAC straw poll is bountiful harvest for Kelliher, Seifert

Gubernatorial candidates Margaret Anderson Kelliher and Marty Seifert won the Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) Political Action Committee straw polls.

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