Even after a rainy weekend through much of the state, a severe drought continues to impact farmers statewide…

“The hardest thing I do lately is once a month we get a report on our dairy farms and we lost 21 dairy farms last month and that’s a really hard number and I’m afraid we’re going to lose more.”

Minnesota Ag Commissioner Thom Petersen. Governor Tim Walz last week announced that around $17 million in federal assistance would help the state. He wants lawmakers to consider other options as part of a September special legislative session.