Gov Dayton Signs First Major MN Budget Bill

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signs the agriculture budget bill

Governor Mark Dayton signs the FY2012-2013 omnibus agriculture finance bill in a State Capitol ceremony Friday, March 15th. The bill appropriates $76.8 million over the next two years for the Dept. of Agriculture, Board of Animal Health and Agricultural Utilization Research.

The funding represents about a 11.4 percent reduction from current funding levels. It is the first major budget bill to be signed this legislative session.

On the video:comments from Governor Mark Dayton, Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Doug Magnus, R-Slayton, and lead Senate DFL member Gary Kubly, DFL-Granite Falls.

Video from Senate Media Services

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