Minnesota Corn Growers making stop in Austin

Published 10:08 am Monday, July 13, 2015

Agriculture enthusiasts will have a chance to hear from the Minnesota Corn Growers Association regarding the 2015 Minnesota Legislature session next month.

The MGCA will stopfrom 10 to 11 a.m. in Austin on Thursday, July 23, at the Holiday Inn Conference Center as part of its “What You Need to Know” district meetings to provide farmers with updates on important news on Minnesota’s buffer law, proposed changes to federal ethanol policy, conservation programs and other topics.

In addition to MCGA staff, farmers will hear from local Soil and Water Conservation District personnel and other ag professionals.

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“Farmers have a lot of questions about changes to Minnesota’s buffer laws after the recently completed legislative session,” Bruce Peterson, a farmer in Northfield and MCGA President, said in a press release. “These meetings are an opportunity to get those questions answered, and cover other important items such as ethanol and the Environmental Protection Agency’s attempt to slash the Renewable Fuel Standard.”

Each meeting is free to attend and open to all farmers. Refreshments will be served.