This winter could be particularly difficult for Minnesota horse owners after drought and disease have led to a shortage of hay. That makes it extra expensive for owners, and animal rescue groups are saddling up for a tough road ahead. It’s all due to alfalfa crops not faring well in the last year.
Primary care physicians are more readily available in Minnesota than most of the country, but experts say the state faces a looming shortage and only partly because of the federal health care overhaul that will extend coverage to around 300,000 uninsured residents.
A shortage down on the farm could lead to a price spike for a popular breakfast-time staple. This summer’s record drought has hurt many crops like corn. And pigs eat corn, making them more expensive to raise.
A potential shortage of medication intended for children with Leukemia has apparently been averted.
A severe shortage of drugs for chemotherapy, infections and other serious ailments is endangering patients and forcing hospitals to buy life-saving medications from secondary suppliers at huge markups because they can’t get them any other way.
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is putting the spotlight on the growing shortage of medications, especially those used for treating cancer.
Some Minnesota Christmas tree growers are expecting the balsam fir variety to be in short supply this holiday season.