Governor Tim Walz announced more than $7 million in support for Minnesota agricultural producers, meat processors, and farmers amid COVID-19. It’s funded through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security or CARES Act. Walz says when COVID-19 first struck, the fear of a break in the food supply was real…

“That did not happen because of American producers, it didn’t happen because we’re starting to figure out ways that you’re hearing from folks here is ways that we can do some of this more locally and we did not have that break.”

$7.7 million will go to Minnesota farmers by the end of this year. Walz made this announcement in Northfield and also visited farmers and industry leaders in Austin and Albert Lea to hear how they have been impacted by COVID-19.