Production agriculture is the lifeblood of a vibrant Minnesota economy. It is also at the center of the political fabric of our state. Messerli Kramer’s lobbyists have been active at the State Capitol for more than three decades helping to shape agricultural and rural development policy for farmers, agribusinesses and rural residents alike. While distance and sparsity create obstacles and opportunities unlike those faced by citizens in Minnesota’s large cities and suburbs, our lobbyists have strong ties with lawmakers that have opened the doors to solving many of the unique challenges facing rural businesses and the people who depend on them. Our work on behalf of numerous agricultural clients has been instrumental in positioning agriculture as a business, encouraging improvements in agricultural production, and strengthening the well-being of rural residents. We can help you craft and promote a winning strategy for your ag-related issues.
Lobbied passage of Minnesota’s Central Notification System for Farm Product Liens and later amendments.
Drafted and lobbied passage of the state’s only comprehensive agricultural lien statues recodification.
Enacted amendment to Minnesota Corporate Farm Act allowing for expanded livestock operations.
Assisted in drafting and passage of Farm-Lender Mediation program and later amendments.
Secured funding for Minnesota Rural Finance Authority and expanded eligibility opportunities.
Secured approval of the Ag Cooperative Health Plan for farmers.
Farm Credit Services – AgCountry, AgStar, United FCS
Crop Life America
James T. Clark
Patrick J. Hynes
Katy B. Sen
Bailey A. Strand