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U.S. Rep. Fischbach visits Stearns County family farm

U.S. Rep. Michelle Fischbach visited Anderson Family Farms before meeting with members of the pork industry.

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U.S. Rep. Michelle Fischbach stands next to John Anderson, owner of Anderson Family Farms, and his daughter, Erin Krug, before touring the family's farm on Thursday, July 15, 2021. After the tour, Fischbach met with members of the pork industry to discuss the future of farming in Minnesota. Tim Speier / West Central Tribune
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BELGRADE — U.S. Rep. Michelle Fischbach visited Anderson Family Farms on July 15 for a tour of their family’s farm and facilities.

“Broadband is so important to [building] strong communities and broadband is part of that,” said Fischbach. “Making sure we have strong rural communities so that we can attract [workers] because today we're going to be talking about the workforce and the need for [a strong] workforce in rural Minnesota.”

After the tour, the congresswoman met with members of the Minnesota Pork Producers Association and National Pork Producers Council to discuss concerns within the industry.

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U.S. Rep. Michelle Fischbach toured Anderson's Family Farm on Thursday, July 15, 2021, before meeting with members of the pork industry to discuss the future of farming in Minnesota. Tim Speier / West Central Tribune

Tim Speier joined the Brainerd Dispatch in October 2021, covering Public Safety.
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