All too often, the agricultural policy discussion seems to be limited to crops and livestock. However, the issues facing farm families in Minnesota are much more diverse. With farmers experiencing six consecutive years of extremely low profitability, mental health in the agriculture sector has become a top concern.
The Minnesota Legislature is off to another fast start in 2019. This session, I am honored to have been re-appointed chairman of the Minnesota Senate Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development and Housing Finance. I have served as chairman of the committee since early 2017.