The House Ways and Means Committee is the latest legislative panel to approve a ten-million-dollar drought relief package for Minnesota farmers.
The measure includes five-million dollars in grants and financial assistance for livestock farmers and specialty crop producers harmed by the drought of 2021. Grants up to ten-thousand dollars can be used for drought-related expenses. There’s also five million for the the Rural Finance Authority’s revolving loan account targeted toward drought relief. D-F-L Representative Mike Sundin of Esko says in a statement, “as our farmers are tackling high costs and other economic uncertainty, today (Monday) we’re one step closer to delivering this important relief.” No G-O-P committee members voted for the bill.