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Applications for LEAFF are now open!

This program offers a pathway to sustained wholesale market access for emerging farmers in Minnesota. With state funding and support from donors, farmers are compensated with market rate prices for

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Legislative Update for LEAFF

March 25th, 2023 In our last update, we shared that our bill had a hearing coming up in the Minnesota House Agriculture Committee. Thanks to our partners and some outreach,

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We have a bill!

If you’ve followed our work for a while, you’ve probably heard about our Local Emergency Assistance Farmer Fund, also known as LEAFF. The program began in 2020 as a way

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LEAFF Funded in Ag Budget!

Minnesota’s legislative session came to a close on Monday, May 23rd, and while time ran out to negotiate many deals, the House and Senate did pass a bill that combined

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Gov. Walz Supports Funding for LEAFF

Minnesota lawmakers kicked off the 2022 legislative session on January 31st with a historic budget surplus of over $7 billion dollars. Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan’s supplemental

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