Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack traveled to Minnesota last week. During the two-day visit, Vilsack heard from Minnesota’s farmers and ranchers about the drought. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor has 78 percent of Minnesota in severe to exceptional drought. “Farmers and ranchers need as much assistance and flexibility as possible, whether it’s the Livestock Forage Program, haying Conservation Reserve Program acres or hauling water. This is likely something we’ll have to confront on a more frequent basis, making sure our support programs can do what they can to provide assistance.” Vilsack talks about the WHIP+ program, haying Conservation Reserve Program acres and more in this Red River Farm Network interview.