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Source: United States House of Representatives – Representative Jim Hagedorn (MN-01)

December 2, 2020

Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) today delivered a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in support of S. 4054 – the U.S. Grain Standards Reauthorization Act. The bipartisan agriculture legislation passed the Senate unanimously last month and was approved in the House by unanimous consent this afternoon.

“The U.S. Grain Standards Act of 1916 established USDA’s Federal Grain Inspection Service and has benefitted the entire agricultural value chain for more than a century. This reauthorization will provide five years of certainty, avoid potential disruptions to the grain inspection and weighing system, and make modest, but important, policy improvements to the program as well,” said Hagedorn.

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Jim Hagedorn was elected in 2018 to represent Minnesota’s First District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He grew up on his family’s grain and livestock farm near Truman. Jim’s father, former U.S. Congressman Tom Hagedorn (MN-02), grandfather, and great-grandfather were all southern Minnesota farmers. Jim currently resides in the rural farming community of Blue Earth. Hagedorn brings policy experience to Capitol Hill from time spent as a congressional aide to former U.S. Congressman Arlan Stangeland (MN-07) and a congressional relations officer for two non-partisan U.S. Department of the Treasury agencies. Hagedorn serves on the House Committees on Agriculture and Small Business to promote farming, Main Street enterprises and southern Minnesota’s way of life.