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Agriculture policies Food Access summit 2013. Minnesota Farmers Union. Director of Government Relations (12 years) Board Member Organic Advisory Task Force Next Gen Energy Board FLAG Minnesota Fair Plan Committee. Thom Petersen. Local Foods Impact Food Low Income.

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Agriculture policies food access summit 2013

Agriculture policiesFood Access summit 2013

Minnesota Farmers Union


Thom petersen

Thom Petersen


Look at current recent state policies in minnesota from agricultural perspective

Look at current & recent state policies in Minnesota from agricultural perspective


2013 session

2013 Session


Agriculture growth research innovation

Agri-fund

  • Farm to School

    • Help schools, farmers

  • Livestock Investment Grants

  • Value Added Grants

  • Beginning Farmers

agriculture growth research & innovation


Agri tourism bill authors rep clark johnson sen matt s chmidt

  • Provide farmers who engage in “agri-tourism” events that involve having visitors to your farm, some basic liability protection from certain inherent risks.

  • MFU has been working with other groups on this legislation and is hopeful in passing next year.

Agri-tourism Billauthors: Rep. Clark Johnson Sen. Matt Schmidt


Agriculture policies food access summit 2013

Property tax refund

  • Income tax refund or rebate for farmers who donate excess food to a food shelf or distribution center.

  • Relate for food donators for “farms, fams, families, fans?”


Food council

  • Legislation was introduced to create a Minnesota Food Council which would be a vehicle for networking, communication, research, and reporting of policy recommendations to improve the food system in Minnesota.

  • The development and expansion of secure, local, and sustainable food production systems will promote economic viability, ecological soundness, and social responsibility.

  • The bill did not receive a hearing.

Food council


Health care

Health care


Genetically modified organisms gmo raw milk

Controversial

Issues:

  • Right to know Minnesota

  • Introduced by Sen. Marty and Rep.Clark

Genetically modified organisms (GMO)Raw milk


What is effective

What is effective?


What works

  • In person meetings

  • E-mail – individually or as a group

  • Telephone call – visit personally and get to know your legislator

What works?


Know your leaders

Know yourleaders

  • Committees

  • Staff


Social media

http://www.…

  • Twitter

  • Facebook

  • YouTube

Social media


Any questions thank you
Any Questions?Thank you!

Minnesota Farmers Union