Governor Tim Walz has issued an Executive Order lifting restrictions on direct assistance to Minnesota farmers.
According to the Governor’s Office, Walz issued Executive Order 19-36 yesterday, declaring an emergency, and lifting regulations on motor carriers, and drivers to alleviate the strain on farmers in western Minnesota during a particularly difficult harvest season.
The action came after Governor Walz met with around fifty farmers, and agriculture leaders in East Grand Forks, who reportedly asked the Governor to lift restrictions on drivers transporting propane, and liquid fuels to alleviate the fuel shortages. Farmers reported that wet conditions have increased demand for propane used for drying.
“Executive Order 19-36 is effective immediately under Minnesota Statutes 2019, section 4.035, subdivision 2, and remains in effect for 30 days, or until the direct assistance has ended, whichever occurs first.”