While the Minnesota food and agriculture sector continues to support the state economy, family farmers, businesses that support farming operations and food companies of all sizes are experiencing varying degrees of economic stress. Here are some of the challenges this critical economic sector is facing:
The global pandemic has created a rush of consumer demand that at times has stressed our food supply system.
The U.S. economy’s sudden and severe contraction has impacted workers and companies across the country, including the Minnesota’s food businesses and farming operations.
Ongoing tariffs and international punitive actions have sharply reduced demand for MN exports of commodities and products.
Overburdensome taxes and regulations are marginalizing the competitiveness of Minnesota’s food and farm businesses compared to other states.