Today Governor Tim Walz and his administration wrapped up a weeklong rollout of its budget recommendations for the next two years. 

Several priorities highlighted by the grassroots membership of the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) were included in the proposal, showcasing the importance of agriculture and rural communities across the state.

“We were pleased to see many of the items our members want to see addressed were also priorities for Gov. Walz,” said MFBF President Dan Glessing. “We look forward to working with the governor and other leaders to make sure we continue to drive agriculture forward in Minnesota.”

Top priorities for MFBF included in Gov. Walz’s recommendations include: 

  • Healthy Soil Grant Program
  • Biofuels Infrastructure Grant
  • Farm Safety, Heath and Wellness Grants
  • Beginning Farmer Equipment Grant
  • AGRI Sunset Extension
  • Ag BMP Revolving Loan Increase
  • AGRI Meat Processing Grants
  • Rural Finance Authority Bonds
  • RFA Capacity Increase
  • Ag Emergency Account
  • Bioincentive Program Funding Increase
  • Expanded International Trade Support