The 2022 Minnesota legislative session ended last week with more undone than done. Bills that included funding for the Board of Water and Soil Resources, Soil and Water Conservation Districts, and the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program did not make it across the finish line in time.
The Speaker of the Minnesota House and the Governor are ready and willing to come back to the table to finish what was left undone. Yet, the Senate Majority Leader, Jeremy Miller (R-Winona, Fillmore, and Houston counties), said the Senate Republican Caucus was not interested in a special legislative session.
Take just two minutes to urge Senator Miller to finish his job now!
We’re facing compounding challenges that Land Stewardship Project members have testified to, written letters-to-the-editor on, met with their Legislators about, and took actions around: the climate crisis and extreme weather, consolidation in the meat supply chain, skyrocketing land costs, barriers to processing and markets for emerging crops, and more.
The Senate cannot squander our historic budget surplus and refuse to finish the job. Please take action now — it’s not too late!