(St. Paul, MN) — A drought relief bill is stalled in the Minnesota legislature. Governor Walz called on lawmakers in September to pass a ten-million dollar relief package for cattle producers and specialty vegetable farmers. A record 90-percent of the state was in a severe drought in mid-August. Ranchers faced heavy losses having to buy hay as forage crops dried up. The DFL-controlled House and GOP-controlled Senate don’t agree on how best to deliver drought assistance. Cattle producers gathered at the Minnesota State Capitol lawn Thursday, saying the relief package is desperately needed to help those who experience huge expenses surviving the drought.
Drought Relief Bill Stalled
By Ashley Hanley|2022-04-27T05:06:59-05:00April 27th, 2022|
About the Author: Ashley Hanley
Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!