Minnesota Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Torrey Westrom and his House counterpart, Representative Mike Sundin, have agreed to the ground rules for their work on the omnibus agriculture bill. There are differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill. “Quite a little bit,” Sundin told RRFN. “The House spends more than the Senate does, they are holding tighter to the dollar. If we’re going to move on some of these issues, we’ve got a surplus and now is the time.” Sundin said negotiations also continue on the drought relief package for farmers. “We’ve got agreement on like ten different points and we’re still stuck on some of the (DNR) tree seedling issues.”
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