Report: Feds Could Do More to Help Protect Farms from Climate Change

By: Mike Moen (Minnesota News Connection)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Extreme rain events and wide swings in temperatures are just some of the climate-change threats facing Minnesota farmers. And their advocates say federal policymakers need to do more to make sure farmers are protected from crop losses caused by changing weather patterns. This year in Minnesota, many farmers have struggled with the fall harvest due to muddy fields.

Farmers say the price of fruits and veggies will go up if Donald Trump's plan to deport undocumented workers is carried out.

Trump’s Deportation Plan Could Disrupt Ag Industry

A big part of President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign platform was immigration with a promise to deport 11 million people who are undocumented, but some farm groups are saying, “Not so fast.”

Dayton Transition

Dayton Appointee Also A Recount Survivor

Minnesota Governor-Elect Mark Dayton probably picked his Agriculture Commissioner for his experience in Agriculture. But it probably didn’t hurt that like Dayton, David Frederickson is also the survivor of an election recount.