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Published February 17, 2014, 08:28 PM

Sen. Klobuchar makes a stop at Mayo Manufacturing to discuss the passing of the farm bill

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar was in East Grand Forks Monday to talk about the passing of the farm bill.

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar was in East Grand Forks Monday to talk about the passing of the farm bill.

Klobuchar made a stop at Mayo Manufacturing where 35 employees have been turning out potato handling equipment since 1952. The company is an example of how farming is about farmers, but also about the equipment being used and companies associated with agriculture production. Klobuchar says companies like Mayo are an example of why we needed a strong farm bill.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar said, "What I think it will do as it transitions from direct payments to crop insurance it just gives that certainty that you need to invest. Otherwise we are going to go back to 1949 prices, which we wouldn't be partying like it's 1949, it would have been an unfortunate situation."

Senator Klobuchar and Congressman Collin Peterson worked together to help solidify the Farm Bill. Peterson was at Mayo earlier and then headed to Red Lake Falls to discuss the Farm Bill.

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