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Young Farmers and Ranchers Hold Event at Farmfest


Wed, Aug 6th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Committee hosted a Young Farmer BBQ at Farmfest in the Wick Buildings Farmfest Center on Tuesday, August 5.

“We are excited to partner with IDEAg as they move forward with new partnerships and new opportunities for Farmfest,” said Kelly Schmidt, MFBF YF&R chair. “Farmfest provides an ideal location and opportunity for YF&Rs from across the state to network and gather ideas to apply to their farms or ranches.”

“Young Farmers & Ranchers were able to meet with American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) President Bob Stallman and MFBF President Kevin Paap discussing issues important to us,” said Miles and Sarah Kuschel, AFBF YF&R Committee members. “It’s important that young farmers and ranchers recognize the value of being a member of Farm Bureau and the value of having an organization representing our voice on issues.”

The BBQ was sponsored by TASC AgriPlanNOW and Redwood Area Development Corporation. Entertainment was provided by Larry Donner Acoustic Show from Belview.

Minnesota Farm Bureau representing Farmers • Families • Food is comprised of 78 local Farm Bureaus across Minnesota. Members make their views known to political leaders, state government officials, special interest groups and the general public. Programs for young farmers and ranchers develop leadership skills and improve farm management. Promotion and Education Committee members work with programs such as Ag in the Classroom and safety education for children. Join Farm Bureau today and support our efforts to serve as an advocate for rural Minnesota, www.fbmn.org.

Governor Dayton Launches Blue Ribbon Committee to Enhance National Prominence of University of Minnesota Medical School

Mon, Aug 4th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, MN – Fifty years after declaring a pre-Med major in college, Governor Mark Dayton today launched a milestone effort to enhance the national prominence of the University of Minnesota Medical School. Governor Dayton today signed Executive O ..... 
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Minnesota’s minimum-wage increases Aug. 1, first time in nearly a decade

Fri, Aug 1st, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

Minnesota’s minimum-wage rates rise up to $8 an hour beginning Aug. 1, 2014. It’s the state’s first wage increase in nearly a decade. In the coming two years, the new law will move wage rates higher in August 2015 and again in August 2016 wh ..... 
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Minimum wage increase will help families, communities

Fri, Aug 1st, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

By Ken Martin, chairman, Minnesota DFL People earning a minimum wage are people we depend on to care of our children and our elderly and disabled family members, yet they do not make enough money to care for their own families. Some are working two ..... 
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Minnesota weekly gas price update and outlook

Fri, Aug 1st, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have fallen 8.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.41/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota. This compares with the national average that has fa ..... 
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Minnesota weekly gas price update and outlook 7.28.14

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have fallen 8.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.41/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota. This compares with the national average that has fa ..... 
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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack proclaims August 3-9 National Farmers Market Week

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has declared August 3 through 9, 2014, “National Farmers Market Week.” Throughout the week, USDA will celebrate our nation’s thousands of farmers markets, farmers who make them poss ..... 
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Retail gasoline prices likely to drop over the next two weeks

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

If you’re seeing a pleasant decrease in the price at the pump you’re not imagining things. The U.S. average retail price of gasoline has fallen below $3.60/gal for the first time since April 10, 2014. Prices have been on an 18 consecutive day ..... 
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State gains 8,500 jobs in June

Thu, Jul 17th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL – Minnesota gained 8,500 jobs in June, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The second straight month of strong job growth brought net job gains in Minnesota to 1 ..... 
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