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June 27, 2015
John Crabtree: What's value added mean anyway?
Whether enabling dairy farmers to expand their line of product offerings or helping farm families start businesses for unique products or providing capital for the creation of farm-identity preserved regional supply chains, USDA's Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program has been...
June 27, 2015 - 5:51am
June 20, 2015
Rachael Meyer: Conservation, crop insurance and tax dollars
The federal crop insurance program provides an agricultural safety net, and crop insurance premium subsidies were created to increase usage of these risk management tools. The federal government subsidizes, on average, 62 percent of crop insurance premiums annually. Crop insurance...
June 20, 2015 - 5:03am
Christopher Shoff: Fixing our transportation system should transcend election cycles
As the 2015 session finally came to a close last week, the Legislature was once again unable to come to agreement on a comprehensive transportation bill. This has become an annual disappointment for the members of the Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC). Freeborn County Engineer...
June 20, 2015 - 5:01am
June 13, 2015
Blaine Gomer: EPA puts oil industry agenda ahead of American farmers
It hasn't always been easy for the average American farmer. Farmers have had to work tirelessly to stay afloat amid fluctuating crop demand and a tumultuous environmental and political climate. Despite the chaos, hope springs from domestic biofuel production, which has bolstered...
June 13, 2015 - 5:14am
May 30, 2015
John Crabtree: USDA farming rule creates new loopholes
A draft rule issued by USDA aims to define what it means to be 'actively engaged' in farming. The proposed rule makes some important changes, but those improvements are immediately undermined by two new loopholes introduced in the rule. The draft rule, somewhat unabashedly, only...
May 30, 2015 - 5:25am
Capitol Chatter: Reporters take information they can get in budget talks
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans read their newspapers, watch television, listen to radio and follow social media to get updates about state budget talks, but the average news consumer has little idea about how that information reaches them. Or how much more information does not. The...
May 30, 2015 - 5:24am
May 23, 2015
Linda Meschke: Value of buffers not measured in bushels
Ever since Governor Dayton announced his buffer initiative there have been many conversations about it from the fence line to the state Capitol. Regardless of which side of the issue your opinion lies, the value of buffers is not measured by bushels. Buffers can be highly productive...
May 23, 2015 - 5:26am
May 22, 2015
Lucinda Jesson: Let's make sure all kids have the mental health care they need
We all want kids to grow up healthy and strong. From scrapes and bruises to ear infections and strep throat, we want to make sure that when the need arises, our children receive the right care at the right time. Mental health is no different. During Mental Health Awareness Month...
May 22, 2015 - 3:25pm
May 16, 2015
Johnathan Hladik: Giving landowners the power
High-voltage transmission lines are needed to meet evolving energy needs. Engineers estimate that seven billion dollars of investment is required to properly maintain and update the electric grid. But building lines isn't easy. Developers will need to acquire thousands of acres...
May 16, 2015 - 5:26am
April 25, 2015
Sen. Amy Klobuchar: Stemming the tide against Alzheimer's Disease
Many of us know a loved one who has faced Alzheimer's disease. It's a wrenching experience — watching them slowly slip away, trying to be a source of comfort and companionship, even as a cure remains painfully out of reach. Alzheimer's has come to be known as the "long goodbye,"...
April 25, 2015 - 5:04am
April 18, 2015
Deborah Lawrence: Personal power stations in your garage
The electricity grid is an aging beast, but not so old that it's frozen in time. The grid as we know it typically operates by tapping several different power sources and by keeping some back-up on the side just in case. Oddly enough, it runs with virtually zero storage capacity,...
April 18, 2015 - 5:58am
Rep. Joe Atkins: The state found your lost wallet, but we aren't going to tell you
When I got the list of my constituents with unclaimed property being held by the state of Minnesota two months ago, I was astonished at the amount — a staggering $7 million in lost funds belonged to families from my House district of 39,500 people. I naturally assumed the people...
April 18, 2015 - 5:02am
April 11, 2015
Will Phillips: Telecom deregulation is bad news for landline users
A bill being seriously considered by lawmakers in St. Paul would remove regulatory protections for customers of landline telephone service, jeopardizing access to reliable and affordable phone service for the millions of Minnesotans who still rely on it. The bill (SF 736/HF 1066),...
April 11, 2015 - 4:48am
April 4, 2015
Dan Mohlin: Disability services across the state in critical need of funding
It frustrates and angers me that in all this recent state budget talk, Gov. Dayton has not once mentioned anything about righting the horrible wrong of under funding services for people with disabilities. Specifically I am speaking about adults and children with various disabilities...
April 4, 2015 - 4:01am
April 3, 2015
Rep. Jeff Backer: Investing in Minnesota's roads and bridges
As I travel around the district and speak with residents, I have heard a strong message — Minnesotans want to see improvements to the state's...
April 3, 2015 - 4:03pm