Agriculture Conversation With Rep. Deb Kiel

Agriculture Conversation With Rep. Deb Kiel

April 15, 2022 News News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

Just before the Legislature‚Äôs annual Easter Break, the House passed funding to address the breakout of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the state. The Senate added an amendment to provide $1 million in funding to the Agriculture Department to address avian influenza and the House repassed the amended bill. It now heads to Gov. Tim Walz. During an agriculture conversation on Q-Country’s Crop and Livestock Show, State Representative Deb Kiel spoke about the funding appropriation.

The avian influenza poses little or no risk to humans. It has been found in flocks in 12 counties since March 25.

Also during the interview on Q-Country’s Crop and Livestock Show, Representative Deb Kiel spoke about disaster assistance for ag producers.

Listen for the latest Legislative news with Representative Deb Kiel on Friday mornings at 8:45 am on KKCQ Radio.