Minnesota farmers and ranchers are deciding their next move as legislators work on a drought relief bill. The Senate signed off on an eight-million-dollar drought relief package Wednesday, while the House approved more than ten-million in grants and loans for farmers yesterday. The House bill also includes more than 13-million for the Department of Natural Resources to replace trees killed by the drought. Senator Torrey Westrom says a conference committee should Work to reconcile a measure that can be passed by the end of the month. Distribution of funds will still take time after passage of the bill and the signature of the governor.
Minnesota Farmers Deciding Next Moves
By Ashley Hanley|2022-03-11T07:57:09-06:00March 11th, 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!