Saturday, October 19, 2013

Senator Amy Klobuchar and the Senate Farm Bill

Senator Klobuchar at podium (Center)
From left to right: Second Harvest Volunteer,
Rob Zeaske, Second Harvest CEO,
Kevin Paap, MN Farm Bureau President
Doug Peterson, MN Farmers Union President
Dave Nomsen, Pheasants Forever VP of Government Affairs
We had the great pleasure of having US Senator Amy Klobuchar visit Second Harvest Heartland yesterday to discuss the farm bill that was passed by the Senate. This bill would cut spending on large corporate farm subsidies, encourage environmental practices and maintain supplemental food support to needy families.

Republican tea party candidates in the House are staunchly opposed.  An article on the Farm Bill, US farm bill negotiators may begin work next week, is available on the web.

Senator Klobuchar bagging potatoes

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