A bill is moving forward at the State Capitol that provides additional money for the Agricultural Centers of Excellence. One million dollars would be provided over the next two years to help support ag, natural resources and horticulture programs. And Keith Olander with AgCentric says it would make more mental health services available for farmers…

“I certainly see this as a situation in agriculture right now as very dire. I experience it personally as a farmer, I have neighbors that are going out of business around me on a regular basis and this is not a situation to take lightly.”

Minnesota farms in 2018 had the lowest median income for at least 23 years–and it was the 6th year in a row with low profitability for farmers.