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MULTIPLE HITS: Severe weather, ranging from tornadoes to flooding, impacted ag production in seven northwestern Minnesota counties in August and November 2019. Farmers there are now eligible to apply for federal disaster relief assistance.

Federal disaster assistance available for 7 counties

Gov. Walz says the ag disaster declarations were requested after multiple severe weather events in 2019.

USDA recently announced primary agricultural disaster designations for seven counties in Minnesota.

Due to multiple disasters in August and November of 2019, including a tornado, high winds, excessive rain and flooding, producers in Beltrami, Clearwater, Kittson, Marshall, Nobles, Polk and Yellow Medicine counties will be eligible to apply for assistance from the USDA Farm Service Agency. This assistance includes FSA emergency loans.

“2019 was a difficult year for many Minnesota farmers, with several severe weather events occurring over many months,” says Gov. Tim Walz. “I am glad to see that the USDA FSA included all three events in their designation. These primary disaster declarations will provide some assistance to help our farmers recoup some of their losses.”

Additional information on USDA’s disaster assistance program, including county lists and maps, can be found at disaster.fsa.usda.gov.

Source: Office of Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.
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