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Aric Putnam was elected to his second term in the Minnesota Senate in the November general election, which saw the Democratic Farmer and Labor Party flip enough Senate seats from red to blue that the party now controls both houses of the Legislature and saw Gov. Tim Walz win a second term. Putnam will chair the Senate Agriculture Committee
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Iowa-based Summit Carbon Solutions says its $4.5 billion pipeline project will help ethanol plants. The project aims to capture greenhouse gas emissions and pipe the CO2 to western North Dakota for underground storage.

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Nov. 15 announced the plans for additional emergency relief and pandemic assistance. Full details have yet to be announced but the plans are the Phase Two of the Emergency Relief Program and the Pandemic Assistance Revenue Program.
The House Ag Committee, meanwhile, has 27 new members and the Senate has seven new members.
Two agricultural policy lobbyists – former Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., and Randy Russell, a long-time Republican staffer and advocate – say the the closely-divided Congress after the midterms may bode well for replacing the federal farm bill in 2023.
Iowa-based Summit Carbon Solutions says its $4.5 billion pipeline project will help ethanol plants. The five-state project aims to capture greenhouse gas emissions and pipe the CO2 to western North Dakota for underground storage.
North Dakota law forbids corporations from owning agricultural land in the state, a law designed to protect family farms. But modern animal agriculture facilities require significant amounts of capital. While some out-of-state investors are interested in doing business in North Dakota, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says the law shuts them out.
Iowa-based Summit Carbon Solutions says its $4.5 billion pipeline project will help ethanol plants, including the Green Plains Ethanol plant at Fergus Falls, Minnesota, lower their carbon scores. The project aims to capture greenhouse gas emissions and pipe the CO2 to western North Dakota for underground storage.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture will direct $73 million in grants to small- and medium-sized meat and poultry processors to expand their capacity and deliver more funds through lending programs, Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Wednesday, Nov. 2.
Logan is a governor of the Oklahoma State University Foundation, and before joining the FCA board, served as a director to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Little Rock Branch.
The Climate-Smart Commodities pilot program grant will work to establish sugar as a climate smart commodity by implementing climate-smart production practices, enhancing and improving business practices for climate-smart commodities and using collected data and information to inform future standards.

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