In addition to trade policy and the farm bill, delegates at the Minnesota Farm Bureau and Minnesota Farmers Union meetings concentrated on issues like broadband, mental health and the cost of healthcare. MFU President Gary Wertish says Congress needs to take action on healthcare. “When you’re struggling just to cash flow on the farm, you throw in the high cost of health care, it is not sustainable. We claim to be one of the most advanced countries in the world, but the cost of healthcare is killing us.”
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