Citing weather and tariffs, Walz asks for more federal aid for struggling farmers
November 8, 2019
Gov. Tim Walz made a plea Thursday on behalf of Minnesota farmers beset by waterlogged fields that made it difficult to plant and harvest soybeans, or whose beets and potatoes remain frozen in the ground.
"Northwest Minnesota needs access to federal aid to recover and endure the effects these losses will have in the coming years," Walz said in a letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.