ST. PAUL, MN – This week, two bills aimed at supporting the agriculture industry, as it faces increased regulation by the Dayton administration, were approved by the Minnesota House Agriculture Policy Committee. Both pieces of legislation are authored by Representative Jeff Backer (R-Browns Valley).
A lifelong resident of Western Minnesota, I grew up in Browns Valley with my parents and identical twin brother, Jay. During high school, we started our own lawn business. We also worked with our father in his independent mechanic business as well as working with area farmers. The money we saved was used to help pay for college.
In 1990, my twin brother and I started our business, BW Inc., in Browns Valley. Like most small businesses in greater Minnesota, we’ve experienced both good years and challenging years. Through it all, we’ve worked hard to provide good products at fair prices and treat our employees like family. I’m proud to say we’ve succeeded.