The Government Relations office provides an essential link between the Department of Agriculture and the state legislature, working with the Governor's Office, legislators and department staff to shape and monitor agricultural policy. The Government Relations office and the Commissioner work to implement policy working groups created by the legislature, providing legislative recommendations on a wide variety of agricultural issues, such as renewable energy, animal husbandry and pesticide use.
The Minnesota Legislature is adjourned until Tuesday, February 25, 2014.
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Santo Cruz, Government Relations Director
Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), 625 Robert Street N, St. Paul, MN 55155-2538, email@example.com