Governor Walz has signed a bill that stops farm foreclosures until December 1st for farmers

Governor Walz has signed a bill that stops farm foreclosures until December 1st for farmers Click to Enlarge

(AP) - Governor Tim Walz has signed a bill that stops farm foreclosures until December 1st for farmers struggling with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic who elect to take part in creditor mediation.

Minnesota’s Farmer-Lender Mediation Act requires any creditor foreclosing on agricultural debt of $15,000 or more to provide the debtor a legal notice of their right to a neutral state mediator.

The law normally provides for 90 days to reach agreement.

But the legislation that unanimously passed the House and Senate last week and was signed Monday temporarily extends the deadline to 150 days or Dec. 1, whichever is later.

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