Minnesota Ag Commissioner Thom Petersen says he’s glad to have a chance to see and talk to so many farmers at the State Fair-especially amid a very challenging drought. Rain is in the forecast…

“The rains for a lot of people, it’s wonderful, but it’ll be too late for our hay crop for a lot of the state, and so on our website, Department of Ag, we have all of our resources, a lot of different things we’re doing, we have zero-interest loans.”

Petersen says federal aid could help–and state assistance could possibly be addressed in a special legislative session.