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Gary Wertish

Gary Wertish

Gary Wertish is president of Minnesota Farmers Union.

COMMENTARY

A legislative agenda for Minnesota’s family farmers

By: - January 12, 2023

With the start of a new legislative session comes a once-in-a-generation opportunity. Legislative leaders are faced with a historic $17.6 billion projected surplus — by far the largest in history — and a DFL trifecta for the first time in nearly 10 years.   Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) has been advocating for family farmers and rural […]

Consolidation is driving family farms out of business — Opinion

By: - August 17, 2021

Every August, Farmfest is a great time to reconnect with farmers and friends and catch up on others we know in common. I was reflecting on some of those people as I drove home from Farmfest this year and started thinking about the “ghost farmsteads.”  You’ve likely heard of ghost towns, early villages which have […]