The 50-50 split in the Senate and tight margins in the House underscores the party-line politics in Washington, D.C. Minnesota Representative Michelle Fischbach says there is a rural-urban divide, but bipartisanship can happen on Capitol Hill. “I think sometimes when we talk about partisanship, it is overplayed. Just recently, in the House Ag Committee, we passed the broadband and WHIP+ bills unanimously.” Minnesota Congressman Tom Emmer shared the stage with Fischbach at Farmfest. Emmer said elections matter for farm policy and regulations. “Keep in mind, in this state there is a population of 5.5 million people and roughly 3 million of those people are concentrated in nine to 11 countries. That’s out of a total of 87 counties.” Emmer said the people in those metro areas and their representatives in Congress need to be educated every day that agriculture is one of the key drivers of our state and national economy.
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