The Minnesota House Agriculture Finance and Policy Committee moved the omnibus agriculture finance bill out of committee on Friday. Now, both the House and Senate’s version of the omnibus ag finance bills will be reviewed in conference committee. Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Thom Petersen says there were more dollars available in the House’s version of the ag budget. “The Senate had a zero target for agriculture and a five percent proposed cut to the agriculture department’s programs. I’m hoping in the conference committee we will have a higher target we can work with, but in a lot of cases or areas, we aren’t far off in negotiations. Biofuels infrastructure was included in both bodies and we’re optimistic about that.”
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