Does the Ethanol Story Have Legs?

We will be the first to say there is nothing wrong with a member of the Minnesota Legislature having side income and making money. This is a citizen’s legislature and the pittance paid for the required time commitment and work is not something many people can live...

BioDiesel v. Conceal and Carry

The stage is being set for a standoff in the state House between the proponents of BioDiesel and the opponents of Conceal and Carry of firearms.  The urban legislators are seeing the need to conjoin these issues.  The reason is each is of concern for rural members,...

2000 Legislative Update: Agriculture Issues

  Senator Dallas Sams Despite a robust economy elsewhere, the agricultural economy continues to take a beating. Last year, more than 1,000 Minnesota farms with annual sales over $100,000 went out of business. The loss of farms has a disastrous ripple effect on...