Farmer takes part in federal budget talks

A Granite Falls-area farmer is back home after representing the National Farmers Union in a Washington, D.C. federal budget discussion.

Yellow Medicine County Farmers Union President Tim Velde met with other general farm and commodity organizations about the budget, appropriations and farm policy.

“Agriculture groups are willing to work with House and Senate staff in order to get the farm bill passed (this year), as well as do our part in deficit reduction,” he said.

Many in agriculture say they fear federal budget talks will result in cuts to various farm programs. The meeting Velde attended was meant to bring most farm groups to the table.

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