Flood relief grants offered for Minnesota farmersApplications for flood relief grants are being accepted from Minnesota farmers who were hit hard by the June flooding.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
Applications for flood relief grants are being accepted from Minnesota farmers who were hit hard by the June flooding.
The grants, from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, are part of a disaster relief package passed by the state legislature on Aug. 24.
Grants are available to eligible farmers in St. Louis, Carlton, Lake, Cook, Aitken, Itasca and Pine counties in the Northland as well as Cass, Crow Wing, Dakota, Goodhue, Kandiyohi, Meeker, Rice , Sibley counties.
Losses covered include damages to agricultural buildings, feed and forage damages, equipment loses and organic and specialty crop losses.
Applications are found on the department’s website, www.mda.state.mn.us/grants/disaster/floodgrant.aspx and most must be postmarked by Oct. 24. Funds are expected to be delivered in January.
The amount of the grants depends on the number of applicants, size of the claims and the funds available. For more information, call the Minnesota Farmers’ Network at 1-877-898-6326.