Food and agricultural interests will need to nurture a relationship with the many new faces in the Minnesota Legislature. According to agricultural lobbyist Cory Bennett, the DFL won the majority by winning the metro and suburban vote. “Lines have been drawn and a lot of rural Minnesota is red while the urban centers, the suburban rings and the regional centers are blue,” said Bennett. “We’re going to have to try to educate some folks on agriculture and we’re going to have to be as proactive as we possibly can.”
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