Our coalition is all about welcoming support for the “big tent” among the Minnesota farm and food sector.
We want to help you learn more about Minnesota’s farm and food sector, its impact on our local economies and how to take action during this election season.
Minnesota’s food and agricultural sector faces an increasingly difficult political and public policy environment that jeopardizes its continued vitality. Activist pressure unfortunately shapes views on important issues without the counter-balance of more accurate and reasonable voices, which can eventually threaten the viability of the state’s second largest industry.
Here’s where A Greater Minnesota comes in. AGM is a group of like-minded organizations dedicated to good farms, food and jobs in the state. The Minnesota AgriGrowth Council, the Minnesota Pork Producers Association, the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association, the Chicken and Egg Association of Minnesota, the Minnesota Milk Producers Association, the Minnesota Corn Growers Association, the Minnesota State Cattleman’s Association, the Minnesota Wheat Growers, the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association and various other Minnesota farm and food entities support the AGM coalition.
The voices of the voter/consumers are needed to help get the attention of candidates, some of whom will be voting on these issues if elected. We need your voice to encourage legislative candidates to commit to the Grow MN Food Plan, by supporting all good Minnesota farms (large or small, rural or urban, conventional or organic); new investments in research that enhances agriculture productivity and sustainability, policies that will help rural Minnesota grow, smarter regulation and addressing the larger issues related to water quality.
We hope you’ll take the time to read more about Minnesota farm and food production on this site, learn more about the Grow MN Food Plan and ask your legislative candidates to commit to the Grow MN Food Plan. You can also read the FAQ, AGM Bios and infographic to learn more about the coalition and our mission.