Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and Agriculture Commissioner Thom Petersen will be in East Grand Forks Tuesday to get a first-hand look at the extreme harvest conditions faced by area farmers. In an interview with the Red River Farm Network, Walz said his administration is looking for ways to assist farmers. “It may be regulatory relief on hours-of-service to propane haulers to truck weights to a possible disaster declaration.” An assessment is being made regarding a federal disaster declaration. Walz has a phone call planned for this afternoon with USDA Undersecretary Bill Northey to discuss the federal response. “We’re already thinking ahead to what a planting season in 2020 looks like and I don’t think it looks really encouraging at this point.” Hear more from Walz.