Minnesota Governor Tim Walz talked with President Joe Biden Friday about the drought, expressing concerns about the haze from wildfires and what’s happening to Minnesota’s farmers and ranchers. “Seventy-five percent of my state is in severe drought conditions. We’re going to see a massive impact in terms of production,” said Walz. “My concern is that we remain flexible enough to adapt to situations none of us have ever seen. In Minnesota, the gray hairs are talking about the last time we’ve seen drought like this is 1988 and it’s probably more like 1961. We need to have the capacity to use some of these lands for livestock.” Walz has been working with Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack to provide more access to forage. “The ability to move quickly saves livelihoods.”
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