DFL Sen. Al Franken plans to meet with local farmers this afternoon in Zumbro falls to talk about agriculture policy and the upcoming farm bill. The meeting is sponsored by the Minnesota Farmers Union and will be at the Zumbro Falls Golf Club.
After the meeting, Franken will tour Ed and Lynn Jostock's dairy farm in Rochester. Reporter Janet Kubat will cover Franken's visit.
The state's junior senator will then sit down with the Post-Bulletin editorial board. I plan to sit in and see what he has to say about legislation he is working on and current political events.
Last Friday, Franken toured businesses in Lake City and Red Wing — including Red Wing Shoes Co. He also paid his respects to slain Lake City police officer Shawn Schneider, attending his visitation.