Craig McDonnell, Director
Appointed September 2018

Craig McDonnell has been with the MDA since 2015 and has served as Director of Government Relations since September 2018.

The Government Relations office provides an essential link between the MDA and the state legislature, working with the Governor's Office, legislators, and department staff to shape and monitor agricultural policy. The Government Relations office and the Commissioner work to implement policy working groups created by the legislature, providing legislative recommendations on a wide variety of agricultural issues, such as renewable energy, animal husbandry and pesticide use.


Legislative Reports

Permanent Legislative Reports

Limited-time Legislative Reports

One-time Legislative Report

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Report (Joint with MDA)


Boards, Councils & Task Forces