Agriculture is not only a vital industry in our area, for many of us in southern Minnesota, it’s a way of life. It is imperative that we support our farmers against rising costs so they can be competitive in a global market. Family farms and surrounding rural areas are a critical part of our communities.
I will protect our farmers by:
- Ensuring adequate safety nets for farmers, including crop insurance that fully covers unforeseen losses.
- Helping young farmers enter agriculture as a career.
- Investing in diverse farming, such as organic and sustainable crops, to meet demand.
- Appropriating funds for rural development and infrastructure.