The power-line builders of the CAPX2020 line set to cross Cedar Summit Farm‘s land are challenging the “Buy the Farm” law that the Minnesota legislature passed in May 2013.
Last year, we asked member-owners and shoppers to show their support for Cedar Summit’s stance on strengthening Minnesota’s “Buy the Farm” bill by contacting their legislators. In the end, the bill passed stating that Cedar Summit and other Minnesota farmers would be rightly compensated should they need to move off of their land due to high-voltage power lines, etc.
Now, Cedar Summit farmers, Dave & Florence Minar, find themselves in court. The power-line company is challenging the law and saying that they, “don’t need to buy the Minars’ farm because it doesn’t qualify for the “Buy the Farm” law.” The story was front page news in the Star Tribune on April 21, 2014.
This week, Mississippi Market’s consumer affairs manager will testify in court on behalf of the co-op and our member-owners about the important role Cedar Summit Farm plays in our lives as a local source for high quality dairy products and as a destination for people to learn about grass-fed cows.
Visit Cedar Summit’s website to read their statement on the passage of the Buy the Farm bill.