CD 6 DFL candidate Bob Olson was hard at work at the Minnesota Farmers Union booth at the Minnesota State Fair.
Drawing on his experience as a tax lawyer and the majority owner of St. Stephen State Bank, Olson explained how tax incentives and loan guarantee funds can help American farmers lead the way to breaking our country's addiction to foreign oil.
"There is nothing more important to agriculture in Minnesota than to develop our sustainable energy resources, including wind energy, biodiesel, and corn and cellulosic ethanol," he said. "The tax law must change so the economic benefits go to Minnesota farmers, rather than large corporate and out-of-state interests."
Doug Peterson, president of the Minnesota Farmers Union, said he was pleased with Olson's commitment to the state's agricultural economy.
"Bob Olson understands the issues that are important to family farmers, ranchers and rural communities," Peterson said. "We appreciate his coming by our booth at the State Fair and spending time talking with us."
By investing in American-made renewable energy, Olson said, we can strengthen our national security, protect our environment and jump-start our economy.
"It makes as much sense for Minnesota and America to ignore wind and other sustainable energy as it would to stop farming the land and start buying our crops from the Middle East," he said.
Olson's strength in renewable and sustainable energy issues will suit the 6th CD well. In rural Minnesota, the majority of farmers tend to vote Republican. Having an expert on one of the most important issues to our farmers, sustainable energy, will not only strengthen "the F" in DFL, but will strengthen labor ties as well.
It creates a win-win situation for the DFL and the 6th CD. CD 6 DFL candidate Bob Olson was hard at work at the Minnesota Farmers Union booth at the Minnesota State Fair.