After tabling the omnibus agriculture and broadband finance bill following about 8 hours of debate Friday, the House took the bill up again Saturday and made short work of it, passing it in just under 40 minutes by a vote of 111-20.
Rep. Mike Sundin (DFL-Esko), sponsor of SSHF8, repeated his theme from the day before that the bill would protect the state’s food supply, and serve consumers and producers alike.
The agriculture bill would appropriate $139.4 million from the General Fund for the 2022-23 biennium, an increase of $12.7 million over base. It would appropriate:
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The bill now goes to the Senate, where Sen. Torrey Westrom (R-Elbow Lake) is the sponsor.