Friday 18th September 2020

Governor Walz is extending emergency relief from certain
weight restrictions and hours of service requirements to allow the safe and
efficient transportation of livestock in Minnesota.

The executive order is in response to COVID-19 impacts on
the meat supply chain that have put a strain on Minnesota farmers.

The emergency declaration pertains mostly to drivers
assisting with the disposal of animal carcasses as several packing plants
remain at less than capacity.