Agriculture remains the backbone of Minnesota and the nation. With our global population growing and the number of farmers declining, we will need much greater rates of production than we see today. For this to happen, we must ensure that our farmers have the proper resources to promote efficiency and effectiveness. 

I know firsthand that farmers are the greatest stewards of the land, as their livelihoods depend on it. However, recent attempts to implement Green New Deal policies have created unnecessary, burdensome obstacles for our farmers. It will be my top priority to ensure that our rural and agriculture communities have a seat at the table in Washington.

To submit your organization's Farm Bill priorities, please complete the Farm Bill Priority Form.

Submissions will be considered for transmission to the House Agriculture Committee and inclusion in the 2023 Farm Bill reauthorization. 

All requests must be submitted by 12:00pm ET on May 19, 2023. 

Upcoming Farm Bill Listening Sessions

As Congress continues its work on the next Farm Bill reauthorization, it is important for my team to hear from constituents and agricultural producers across the district to ensure our Farm Bill priorities directly reflect the needs of southern Minnesota.

My number-one priority is to ensure that this Farm Bill is written by farmers, for farmers and by rural communities, for rural communities. Please join my staff for an upcoming Farm Bill Listening Session to share your Farm Bill priorities with my office. 

Monday, June 5th

Dodge County - Dodge Center VFW, 6:00PM 

Tuesday, June 6th

Houston County - Good Times Restaurant in Caledonia, 6:00PM 

Monday, June 12th

Olmsted County - Eyota Volunteer Ambulance Service, 7:00PM 

Tuesday, June 13th

Freeborn County - Trumble's 2.0H Restaurant in Albert Lea, 5:00PM 

Brown County - Sleepy Eye Brewing Company, 6:00PM 

Monday, June 19th

Rice County - Perkin's Restaurant in Faribault, 8:30AM 

Fillmore County - Winslow Farms in Fountain, 1:00PM 

Tuesday, June 20th

Mower County - Pizza Ranch in Austin, 6:00PM 

Friday, June 23rd

Winona County - Groth Farm, 1:00PM

Tuesday, June 27th

Watonwan County - Blackstad Farm, 8:00AM

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