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Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation Statement Regarding the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015

“Minnesota farmers and ranchers are supportive of the passage of the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 by the U.S. House of Representatives,” said Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) President Kevin Paap. “Thank you to Representatives Tim Walz, John Kline, Erik Paulsen, Betty McCollum, Tom Emmer and Collin Peterson for voting for a national uniform labeling standard that will prevent unnecessary complications and costs associated with a patchwork of state labeling laws.”

“The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation supports all farmers and ranchers and common sense, science-based regulations that ensure consumers are receiving the safest and healthiest food possible,” said Paap. “This bill will enhance transparency and provide consistency in our food labels to improve consumer confidence.”

Minnesota Farm Bureau – Farmers ● Families ● Food is comprised of 78 local Farm Bureau associations across Minnesota. Members make their views known to political leaders, state government officials, special interest groups and the general public. Programs for young farmers and ranchers develop leadership skills and improve farm management. Promotion and Education Committee members work with programs such as Ag in the Classroom and safety education for children. Join Farm Bureau today and support efforts to serve as an advocate for rural Minnesota, www.fbmn.org.

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