Farmers meet to take on issues
November 3, 2023
For the Pine Knot News
Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture Thom Peterson spent a couple of hours Monday, Oct. 30, listening to two dozen area farmers at the Route 61 Lounge and Bowling restaurant in Moose Lake. The main topic was this summer's continuing drought, with side issues on the lack of processing capacity, overconsolidation of operations, and problems with data management.
The gathering, hosted by Gary Wertish, president of the Minnesota Farmers Union, included farmers with small and mid-sized operations in Carlton, Pine, and Aitkin counties. Also attending were Min...