Click to listen: RuralMN Radio, 1/11/19 We’re with Kevin Paap, president of Minnesota Farm Bureau, again this week to continue our conversation on the Farm Bill and some of the big issues with agriculture this legislative session.
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This week we talk with Kevin Paap, president of Minnesota Farm Bureau, to talk about what’s going on with ag exports, relief for farmers affected by the trade war, and opening more markets for Minnesota products.
We continue our conversation with Dave Ladd of RDL Associates talking about the issues and components of the recently passed and signed Farm Bill.
Dave Ladd, president RDL& Associates and a CRPD board member, joins us this week to talk about the recently passed Farm Bill. Dave discusses some of the high points of the bill, in particular the rural development section, which addresses both physical and technological infrastructure.
Frank Douma, director of the State and Local Policy Program at the U of M’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs, joins us this week. Frank has been tracking self-driving vehicles for years. The technology for them is out in fields right now, Frank says, and MnDOT demonstrated self-driving buses last year already. We can ...
Heather Fisher, owner of Salvage Sisters in Mankato, joins Marnie and Jim to talk about Shop Small Saturday and the importance of small businesses to cities small and large in Greater Minnesota.
In the third and final part of our interview with CRPD board member and Crow Wing County Administrator Tim Houle, Tim talks about how federal transportation dollars are divided among Minnesota’s communities, and why with the upcoming Census in 2020 it will be especially important that everyone gets counted. Minnesota is on the verge ...
Crow Wing County Administrator and CRPD board member Tim Houle joins us again this week to talk about the complicated relationship between the county, state and federal governments. This week we look at the need for counties to communicate the local perspective to state lawmakers in St. Paul. As an example, Tim talks about ...
Crow Wing County Administrator and CRPD board member Tim Houle joins us this week to talk about the complicated relationship between the county, state and federal governments.
We have a conversation this week with Thad Shunkwiler, assistant professor of Alcohol and Drug Studies at MN State University, Mankato, about addiction problems around the state besides opioids and a few of the issues that need to be addressed to tackle the problem.