U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack http://wfpl.org en McConnell Discusses Kentucky Drought Conditions With Agriculture Secretary http://wfpl.org/post/mcconnell-discusses-kentucky-drought-conditions-agriculture-secretary <p>Urging federal assistance, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., met U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on Friday to discuss the impact <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/drought-worsening-kentucky-indiana">severe drought conditions</a> are having on Kentucky farmers.</p><p>The U.S. Drought Monitor released a new report this week showing the severity of the heat wave and lack of rainfall is worsening across the country, and that the amount of land classified as having &quot;extreme&quot; or &quot;exceptional&quot; drought is over 20 percent.</p> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 16:52:05 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1145 at http://wfpl.org