New Ulm, Minnesota farmer and former USDA Rural Development Director Brad Finstad was sworn into office Friday in Washington D.C. Finstad is finishing out the term of former Minnesota Congressman Jim Hagedorn, who died in January. “I’m rolling up my sleeves and getting to work, taking my farmer mentality to Washington. I take pride in the fact I have dirt under my fingernails and drive a John Deere tractor. I think Congress needs a lot more of that.” Finstad said his priority is to serve on the House Agriculture Committee.
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