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August 7, 2023

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is gathering ideas as the department considers proposals for the 2024 Minnesota legislative session. Farmers, food businesses, and others impacted by food and agriculture systems are invited to share policy and program suggestions.

The MDA is hosting two virtual public input sessions where people can share their ideas directly, in addition to an online form for written submissions open through September 1, 2023.

The two sessions will take place on Zoom. Participation is free, but registration is required. The sessions are scheduled for:

The next legislative session begins February 12, 2024, where the MDA may bring forward proposals to change state law. The Governor and Legislature set a two-year budget in the 2023 session and may consider other additions or revisions in the 2024 session.

Information about the MDA’s mission, leadership, and responsibilities is available on our website.

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Media Contact
Allen Sommerfeld, MDA Communications
651-201-6185
Allen.Sommerfeld@state.mn.us