Governor Tim Walz visiting farmers in southeastern Minnesota Monday

Gov. Tim Walz is visiting farmers across southern Minnesota on Monday to hear how they’ve been impacted by COVID-19.

The governor is announcing support for farmers, meat processors and agricultural producers through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Governor Walz was scheduled to provide details starting in Northfield this morning in a visit to the Twin Oaks Farm.  The governor was scheduled to be in Austin at Cotter Farm at 12:45 p.m. this afternoon, hearing what it’s like to operate a farm during a pandemic.

He is then scheduled to appear in Albert Lea at 2:15 p.m., visiting the Renewable Energy Group. There, he is set to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the biofuels and biodiesel industry.