Flood-relief grants offered for region’s 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 and Sibley counties.
Losses covered include damage to agricultural buildings, feed and forage, equipment and organic and specialty crops.
Applications are found on the department’s website, www.mda.state.mn.us, and most must be postmarked by Oct. 24. Money is expected to be delivered in January.
The amount of the grants depends on the number of applicants, size of the claims and the money available. For more information, call the Minnesota Farmers’ Network at (877) 898-6326.