About This MLC Policy Committee


Sen. Kevin Kinney



Rep. Paul Anderson


Vice Chair

Rep. Norine Hammond


The Midwestern Legislative Conference Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee provides a forum for state and provincial legislators to exchange information and ideas on agriculture policy at all levels of government.
The committee represents state government on key regional and national issues, promotes the importance of agriculture to the U.S. economy and society, and guides MLC projects related to agriculture and other policy issues impacting the rural Midwest.
Legislators from 11 U.S. states and four Canadian provinces serve on the MLC Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee. If you have questions about the committee, please contact Carolyn Orr, CSG Midwest staff liaison to the committee.


2018 Committee Meeting, Session and Farm Exploration Tour: July 14-16 in Winnipeg

The committee will next meet in July as part of the Midwestern Legislative Conference Annual Meeting. It will explore topics such as Canada's supply management program, state and provincial policies related to cover crops and water quality, Canada's "Protein Highway," and hemp production and trade. On Saturday, July 14, the committee also will hold a Rural and Farm Exploration Tour and Dinner. Please contact Carolyn Orr for more information.


Ag Clips

In collaboration with agriculture groups from other regional CSG offices, this committee produces Ag Clips, a weekly electronic newsletter that provides updates on regional, national and international issues of importance to Midwestern policymakers. To view the current Ag Clips, click here. Subscriptions are free, and members are encouraged to submit articles for inclusion. Please contact Carolyn Orr to receive Ag Clips.
For more information about the MLC Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee, contact Carolyn Orr.


Other Committee Resources

MLC staff conducts in-depth research based on input and requests from legislators; for example, it has compiled state-by-state and federal information on issues such as farmland taxation, animal disease traceability and the farm bill. Please contact Carolyn Orr, the committee's CSG Midwest staff liaison, for research assistance.



Links to Presentations, Other Resources from 2017 Committee Meeting and Session