Governor Walz announced this week that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated primary agricultural disasters in parts of Minnesota due to extreme drought conditions for more than eight consecutive weeks during the 2020 growing season.
“Extreme drought this growing season added stress and financial hardship during an already difficult time for the agricultural industry,” said Governor Walz. “Harsh weather conditions directly impact our farmers’ bottom line. These disaster declarations will provide some assistance to help them recover.”
On Monday, Governor Walz authorized emergency assistance for Cass, Kittson, Marshall, and Wilkin counties, which sustained substantive damage caused by severe thunderstorms with heavy rains, flooding, and damaging winds over the summer.