U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and Representative Tim Walz urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture to support Minnesota farmers and ranchers impacted by flooding.
In a letter to Minnesota State Executive Director of the USDA Farm Service Agency, the lawmakers urged the agency to hold public outreach meetings in flood impacted areas to ensure farmers and ranchers fully understand the support and resources available to them.
At an event Thursday in Minnesota, Klobuchar received a commitment from Secretary Vilsack that USDA and the Farm Service Agency will do everything they can to provide any necessary resources and support.
A recent USDA report indicated 53 percent of Minnesota's farm fields have surplus topsoil moisture and 49 percent have surplus subsoil moisture.