The odds of a special session for the Minnesota Legislature are dwindling as the regular session approaches. Representative John Burkel says special sessions are special for a reason. “There are many moving parts. I’m hoping we could put something together for front-line workers and agriculture ahead of Christmas, but I’m not holding my breath.” Special session or not, Burkel says pursuing drought relief for Minnesota farmers is worthwhile, especially for livestock producers. “Catching timely rains this fall helped crop growers, but there are still pockets of the state really dry. The CRP situation didn’t get resolved in a timely manner and there are still issues getting hay. Whether it’s $10 million or not, there’s still a conversation to be had for a drought package.”
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