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Published March 09, 2011, 07:00 AM

Minnesota Senate Transportation Committee passes ag license plate bill

ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Senate Transportation Committee passed by voice vote a bill that provides for a special agriculture license plate to be created.

ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Senate Transportation Committee passed by voice vote a bill that provides for a special agriculture license plate to be created.

“The vote reflected support among the Senate Transportation Committee members. Agriculture and farming represents roughly 25 percent of Minnesota’s economy and provides thousands of jobs in Minnesota,” said Doug Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union President. “It is the policy of Minnesota Farmers Union that recognition be given to family farmers in the form of a license plate.”

The chief author of SF 340 is Senator Gary Kubly and his bill calls for the Commissioner of Transportation to design the special plate emblem in consultation with organizations that represent Minnesota farmers.

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