Some Minnesota farmers are anxiously awaiting a drought relief package from the Minnesota Legislature, as Republican lawmakers and the governor continue trying to reach agreement for a special session amid a tangle of COVID politics.  Dan Glessing, newly-elected president of Minnesota Farm Bureau, says assistance is important for producers who fed their winter supply of forage to their livestock last summer because pastures were dried up:

“When your winter supply is gone and you’re just coming into winter, that certainly is a problem.”

Glessing says some producers are faced with having to liquidate their herds and he’d like state lawmakers to pass a drought relief bill before Christmas.