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Farmers who have conducted business with the Ashby Farmers Cooperative Elevator of Ashby, Minn., must submit a bond claim with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture by March 23. This applies to farmers that have not received payment or who had grain stored at the elevator.

The elevator, in accordance with the law, held a $125,000 bond with the Department to help grain sellers and depositors mitigate any losses. To submit a claim, a farmer will need do the following steps:

  1. Complete a Grain Bond Proof of…

Proposals from Governor Tim Walz to create broader access to health care coverage and increase funding for additional mental health resources for rural Minnesota were the focus of a meeting in Cloquet today. Minnesota Department of Human Services Commissioner Tony Lourey and Department of Agriculture Commissioner Thom Petersen were joined by representatives from the Minnesota Farmers Union and residents of Carlton County and surrounding areas in a town hall meeting to discuss key health care initiatives in the governor’s newly released budget.

The Walz-Flanagan…

The Budget for One Minnesota announced by Governor Walz this week focuses, in part, on agricultural trade and rural mental health resources for Minnesota farm families. The biennial budget provides funding to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) to expand its market development programs and to continue support for the Farm and Rural Helpline.

The Walz budget includes funding for the following MDA programs and initiatives:

  • Increases International Trade and Domestic Market Opportunities
    The Budget for One Minnesota provides funding to…

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The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and partner organizations…

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and partner organizations…

This one-day training course is for produce growers. The Produce Safety…