Paul Simonsen represents the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council. He farms near Fairfax, Minn.
State Representative Rod Hamiltonchairs the Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance committee in the Minnesota House of Representatives. The four-term representative is a Mountain Lake, Minn. pork producer.
State Sentaor Gary Dahms is vice chair of the Minnesota Senate Agriculture and Rural Economics committee. The first term senator is a Redwood Falls, Minn. insurance agent.