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U.S. Ag Secretary Perdue to appear at Farmfest Word was received July 17 that U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue will attend Farmfest on Aug. 7. Perdue will be taking part in the U.S. House Ag Committee listening session scheduled for 10:30 a.m. The listening session forum will be part of an exciting line- By Kent up of feature forums at Farmfest this year. The forums will deal with key topics and policy issues affecting farm families and rural communities. All forums will take place in the Wick Buildings Forum and Education Center. The U.S. House Ag Committee listening session will be hosted by U.S. House Agriculture Committee Chair Collin Peterson. Peterson is the Democrat congressman from Minnesota’s Seventh District. Other members of the Minnesota congressional delegation who will be participating in the listening session include U.S. Senator Tina Smith; Second District Congresswoman Angie Craig; First District Congressman Jim Hagedorn; Third District Congressman Dean Phillips; and Eighth District Congressman Pete Stauber. Attendees of the listening session will have an opportunity to ask questions and make comments to the Committee on issues related to ag policy and the farm economy. Several prominent agricultural leaders will be participating in the feature forum on Aug. 6, entitled, “Ag Policy Discussion with National Ag Leaders”. The forum will include a discussion of several important ag policy issues, including ag trade issues with China, the new USMCA agreement, MFP and disaster aid payments, implementation of the new farm bill, immigration reform, rural health care and infrastructure improvements. A panel of national leaders in various farm organizations and commodity groups will be present to discuss the issues. The panel includes American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall, Senior Vice President for National Farmers Union Rob Larew, Executive Director of Minnesota Agri Growth Tamara Nelsen, National Corn Growers Association Board Member Harold Wolle, and American Soybean Association Board Member Joel Schreurs. The forum begins at 10:30 a.m.

On Aug. 6 at 1:10 p.m., Minnesota Governor Tim Walz will deliver a keynote address followed by a feature forum, “The State of Rural Minnesota and the Agriculture Industry.” This will be an opportunity to learn more about the roles and Thiesse responsibilities of the various departments within state government. The forum will be hosted by Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture Thom Petersen and will include nine other state commissioners or deputy commissioners from Minnesota. The panel includes Laura Bishop, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency; Cynthia Bauerly, Minnesota Department of Revenue; Jennifer Leimaile Ho, Minnesota Department of Housing; Steve Kelley, Minnesota Department of Commerce; Margaret Anderson Kelliher, Minnesota Department of Transportation; Nancy Leppink, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry; Steve Gove, Minnesota Department of Economic Development; Barb Naramore, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources; and Courtney Jordan Baechler, Minnesota Department of Health. The 1:15 p.m. forum on Aug. 7 is “Battling ASF and other Pandemic Livestock Diseases.” This session will focus on the animal health concerns and preventative measures, as well as the financial challenges, associated with African swine fever and other high-profile livestock diseases. Panel members will include Executive Director of the Minnesota Pork Producers Association Dave Preisler; State Veterinarian Dr. Beth Thompson of the Minnesota Board of Animal Health; Veterinarian and National Pork Producers Association Board Member Dr. Gordon Spronk; Dr. Jerry Tonnison, director of the University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Lab; and Mark Schultz, marketing consultant with North Star Commodities. Jolene Brown, a farmer and awardwinning motivational speaker, will present a feature forum at 10 a.m. on Aug. 8, “Who’s Hiding the Humor ?” This presentation will focus on dealing with the ongoing challenges and stress farm families face in their farm business and See THIESSE, pg. F22

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