Proposed Budget Beefs Up Livestock Depredation Funds

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Image Credit: John and Karen Hollingsworth, USFWS

As the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reinstates gray wolves as a federally endangered species due to a court order, Minnesota famers are worried about limitations on the ability of state agencies to control and remove problematic wolves that prey on livestock. Governor Mark Dayton’s proposed budget doubles the amount of funds available for compensation for farmers that experience livestock depredation by wolves.

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