The Minnesota House Agriculture Committee continues to review the state agriculture department’s budget. Committee chairman Mike Sundin says lawmakers will dive deeper into the governor’s budget in the next few weeks. “There’s a February forecast coming up and I’m hoping for good news there so we can do more for rural Minnesota.” This week, the committee will continue reviewing programs and budget proposals. Sundin is also eager to discuss a broadband bill in committee. “House File 14 will provide $120 million for broadband grants in the next biennium. I’m really interested in that. We need better connectivity in rural Minnesota. This will be targeted for underserved areas.”
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