St. Paul (May 20, 2010) – Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) saw positive progress on many of its key policy issue areas during the recently completed 2010 legislative session in St. Paul. Despite the issue of having to work with a large budget deficit, MFU worked to ensure cuts to agriculture were limited.
"MFU made sure that agriculture and rural policy got the attention it needed from the legislature, especially from members of the Agriculture Committees," said Doug Peterson, MFU President. "In dark budget times, MFU protected the rights of farmers and rural communities."
Some of the key items that are now law due to MFU’s work include: