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Minnesota ag leaders respond to farm bill extension

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Ag leaders in Minnesota are weighing in on the one-year extension of the farm bill.

Minnesota Farm Bureau vice president Carolyn Olson says while an extension provides certainty, she’s concerned election year politics will interfere as negotiations move into 2024.

“We really need some of these numbers updated. Five years ago most dairy farmers have changed how many cows they have, or what their production numbers are. So being able to update numbers is something that we’ve asked for.”

Minnesota Farmers Union president Gary Wertish tells Brownfield Congress cannot sit back and wait.

Minnesota ag leaders respond to farm bill extension