People would like the regional food and agriculture industry to provide opportunities...
...to make a decent living in southeast Minnesota across different stages of life.
This statement was based on a passage from "Opportunities for Leadership, Learning, and Impact":
Recently, immigrants, primarily Latinos, have been drawn to the area because of jobs at local agricultural processing plants. Such opportunities have made Madelia a diverse community and one where employment and economic development are increasingly dependent on large companies based outside the area.It is also reflected in statements by Farmers' Legal Action Group (on a previous version of their webpage)...
Targeted, top-notch legal information and advocacy are indispensable in the struggle to defend family-based agriculture and secure social and economic justice for farmers....and the National Association of Convenience Stores.
The convenience store industry employs 1.88 million Americans, and labor and health-care costs are the largest expense category for the industry... NACS continues to work with congressional leaders on labor and health-care issues so retailers can control their costs and not have to make the choice between offering benefits and hiring new employees.
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