USDA, Minnesota agree to $220,000 for wolf control

Published 10:15 am Thursday, March 19, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the state of Minnesota have agreed to provide $220,000 to control gray wolves that prey on livestock in the state, U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson announced Wednesday.

The Minnesota Democrat said it was welcome news for farmers and ranchers who haven’t been allowed to shoot or trap wolves that threaten their livestock since a federal judge in December put wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan back on the endangered list.

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