The Minnesota House Agriculture Committee is advancing its 2022 finance bill  aimed at strengthening farming and food production in the state.  Representative Mike Sundin  of Esko says there’s funding for soil health, cover crop development, invasive plant species eradication, small meat cutters and processors, and more:

“This package coupled with the drought package moving separately represents a strong investment in agriculture and moves us in the right direction.”

The measure also includes a moratorium on new white tailed deer farms to help prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease among Minnesota’s wild deer population.  The bill now heads to the House Ways and Means committee.