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Cooperative Network recently signed onto a letter urging Governor Dayton and legislative leaders to delay implementation of the new buffer law due to its current provisions. A host of agriculture stakeholders groups, commodity groups, and county commissioners throughout the state also signed onto the letter, which advised the legislature and...

On April 21, Cooperative Network met with U.S. Senator Al Franken (DFL – MN), Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) Commissioner Dave Frederickson, and MDA Deputy Commissioner Matt Wohlman to discuss dairy, trade, immigration, healthcare, and other related issues. Senator Franken invited Cooperative Network and other parties affected by the change in a...

Cooperative Network recently testified  in support of legislation (SB 76/AB 105) that would allow the repair or replacement of an approved high capacity well or the transfer of the approval when the owner transfers the land on which the well is located, without additional approval from the Department of Natural...

Cooperative Network testifies on buffer law in joint Senate committee hearing Cooperative Network recently testified at a joint committee hearing on Minnesota’s buffer law. Members of the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Finance Committee, chaired by Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen (R – Alexandria) and the Agriculture, Rural Development and Housing Finance...

Cooperative Network-led language that would allow for the establishment of an agricultural cooperative health plan was signed into law by Governor Mark Dayton on January 26. The provision was contained in a larger piece of legislation aimed at providing healthcare premium relief to assist in stabilizing Minnesota’s individual insurance market...

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