Minnesota farm cooperative leaders met virtually with officials from the state agriculture department and the legislature Wednesday. Cooperative Network outlined legislative priorities, including tax conformity and broadband infrastructure. Agriculture Commissioner Thom Petersen addressed the group, saying mental health issues are still a concern. “You have to remember that before prices were good this year, we went through five or six years of down prices and farmers ate into their equity. We have over 1,000 farmers in mediation and that leads to quite a bit of stress.”
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