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AMY KLOBUCHAR

State and federal lawmakers, as well as the state's agriculture commissioner and director of the state Board of Animal Health, came to Kandiyohi County on Tuesday to speak to area poultry producers and industry officials about how the avian flu has impacted them. Discussion was also had on how the state has been responding to the latest outbreak.
Sens. Amy Klobuchar and John Thune discuss their work on shipping and supply chain problems.
Sens. Amy Klobuchar and John Hoeven: "Together we are leading efforts to pass the bipartisan Promoting Rural Exports Act to create a Rural Export Center within the U.S. Commercial Service to help rural businesses export their products to new international markets."
The move comes as the drought continues in the state and a week after USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack toured farms in the state to survey the impact of the severe dry weather.

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Cannon Falls was one of two Minnesota stops that U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack made on Thursday to highlight the impact from the drought, which is exacerbating market and labor issues for Minnesota farmers as well as farmers across the Midwest.
Minnesota farmers told the secretary that they were struggling amid widespread drought conditions and asked for help from the federal government to stay in business.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar explains why she feels it's important to serve on the Senate Agriculture Committee to represent Minnesota's farmers, ranchers and rural areas.
The bills, which include billions of dollars in grants and tax credits, could get swept into broader infrastructure or spending bills snaking through Congress.
Looking to invigorate the U.S. economy as the country emerges from the coronavirus pandemic, Minnesota's U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is looking south, to Cuba.
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar held a call on April 6 with the co-owners of Harmony Telephone Co. and MiEnergy Cooperative. The company has been a leader in the Midwest when it comes to using federal funding to expand broadband infrastructure at a fast pace.

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In a press conference Monday, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., spoke of the legislation she is working on to advance biofuel blends by making infrastructure investments available and by working with the EPA to expand the market for biofuels.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota's U.S. Sens Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith, along with 34 other colleagues, have signed a letter to Trump administration officials after a wave of COVID-19 infections has swept through Midwestern food processing facilities.
ST. PAUL — As Americans watch metropolises like New York City get ravaged by the novel coronavirus, Minnesota's U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is bracing for an upcoming blow to rural America.

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