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Otsego, MN – Today, Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) attended Minnesota Farmfest to participate in a listening session hosted by House Ag Committee Chairman Mike Conway. The purpose of this listening session was to hear firsthand the different perspectives and concerns of Minnesota’s farmers and agriculture industry in regards to the next Farm Bill. 

Agriculture is a key industry in Minnesota and Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional District in particular. Since agriculture is such a vital component of Minnesota’s economy, Congressman Emmer places a high priority on his relationships with the state’s many farmers and agriculture groups, to better understand how he can help them thrive in his district, state and across the nation. 

(Ranking Member Collin Peterson, Congressman Tom Emmer, Chairman Mike Conaway)

“Minnesota’s farmers work hard seven days a week, 365 days a year, so that our state, and nation remains fueled and well-fed,” said Emmer. “Without their work and dedication, we would not have a future, which is why it is imperative that my colleagues and I hear their input and give them a voice in Congress. I am proud to have had the opportunity to participate in this morning’s Farmfest listening session hosted by Chairman Conway and see so many of our colleagues in the great state of Minnesota for this important conversation. I am now even more optimistic that the next farm bill is well on its way to reflecting our farmer’s needs so we can provide for them, as they provide for us.”

“Midwest agriculture is wide and diverse, and each sector faces different challenges and opportunities” said Chairman Conway. “I appreciated joining Congressman Emmer in Minnesota to hear directly from those most impacted by the farm bill about ways to improve economic conditions in farm country and all of rural America. I look forward to taking what we learned and using it as we continue crafting the next farm bill.”