Following Senate passage of critically important drought relief legislation that delivers $7 million in targeted grant-based relief to livestock and specialty crop producers and an additional $1.5 million in low-interest loans, Senate DFL Leader Melisa López Franzen and DFL Members of the Senate Agriculture Committee said they will continue to push to finalize the package as it heads to a House-Senate conference committee.
Senate DFLers Vote to Advance Drought Relief, Continue to Press for Immediate Passage for Hard-Hit Farmers and Ranchers
DFL Members of the Senate Agriculture Committee unanimously supported legislation to deliver new grant-based and recovery loan relief to Minnesota farmers and ranchers impacted by historic drought conditions in 2021. Senate DFLers continue to call for immediate passage of this relief by early next week.
The Minnesota Senate passed legislation Thursday providing approximately $50 million for the Rural Finance Authority for user financed loans. Senator Kent Eken (DFL-Twin Valley) voted in favor of the bill.