The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation PAC, the political and legislative branch of the Minnesota Farm Bureau, has announced that they endorse Chip Cravaack for Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District.
Cravaack is the only non-incumbent to receive the endorsement from the bi-partisan group that also endorsed Democrat Collin Peterson in Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District.
“I am honored to receive this endorsement from Minnesota’s farmers and rachers,” Cravaack said. “I recognize the crucial role that these producers play in not only providing food, but in providing jobs as well.”
Cravaack holds a number of positions that are farmer-friendly including his opposition to cap-and-trade.
“Cap-and-trade, which Congressman Oberstar voted for, would be a disaster for Minnesota. It will make our products non-competitive in foreign markets and increase the cost of food,” Cravaack said. “This is the last thing struggling families need.”
Cravaack also supports tax reform to benefit farmers, including eliminating the death tax so that family farms can be passed from one generation to the next.
“Many people don’t realize this, but farmers and ranchers are business owners. The tax hikes that are coming on January 1st are going to hit like a ton of bricks,” Cravaack said. “We need to reduce taxes, not increase them, so that farmers can hire new workers and upgrade their operations to run more efficiently.”
“I look forward to working with the great farmers and ranchers of our state to help them expand their operations, create jobs, and ensure our country is well fed,” Cravaack said.
Another major endorsement for Cravaack will be announced in Duluth on Thursday at 10:30 AM.