Agriculture is a foundational part of Minnesota’s economy, and Minnesota’s farmers are adept at persevering through all kinds of challenges. Lately, the difficulties have mounted, stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic and a brutal season of drought. Governor Tim Walz has proposed a $10 million aid package for farmers and livestock producers. Thom Petersen, the Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture, and Senator Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, chair of the Senate Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, join Capitol Report moderator Shannon Loehrke to talk about the Governor's aid proposal and to offer their views on water management.
Also in the program, highlights from a recent press conference with Senate and House DFL lawmakers announcing the creation of a Reproductive Freedom Caucus.