Legislation proposed to form a grain indemnity fund for Minnesota garnered support from ag organizations, farmers, and the state agriculture department. Minnesota Grain and Feed Association Executive Director Laura Lemke spoke in opposition of the bill, saying there are new programs already in place that have not yet had a chance to prove effective. “This insurance is purchased by the individual producer and would not require a subsidization by all grain sellers like an indemnity fund will,” said Lemke. The MGFA supports modifications to current statutes, a reasonable increase in grain bonds and producer education to help protect against issues in the future. To hear the story audio, click here.
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