Agriculture and Rural Affairs

The Midwestern Legislative Conference Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee provides a forum for state and provincial legislators to exchange information and ideas on policies related to agriculture, a critical sector across the MLC region. This committee also is exploring challenges and opportunities for rural communities in the Midwest. Its activities include ongoing policy research, agriculture-focused webinars and in-person meetings. Committee members and officers for 2023-2024 will be named soon. (See below for committee leadership and membership from the past biennium.)

The committee will next meet in person in conjunction with the 77th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Legislative Conference, which will be held July 9-12, 2023, in Detroit. Details on this meeting will be provided soon. The MLC Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee last met in July 2022 at the MLC Annual Meeting in Wichita, Kan.

Summary of 2022 committee meeting, including links to presentations »

Committee Leadership in 2021-2022

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Representative Paul Anderson
Minnesota, Co-Chair
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Representative Norine Hammond
Illinois, Co-Chair
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Mr. Steven Bonk
Saskatchewan, Vice Chair
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Senator Marci Francisco
Kansas, Vice Chair