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RFA declares an agricultural emergency for all MN counties

All 87 counties within Minnesota have been declared to be in a state of agricultural emergency by the Rural Finance Authority Board due to the brutal snow and winds endured this winter.This is notable for local producers who may have experienced physical property damage, or loss of any livestock due to bad weather since the beginning of January 2023. The Disaster Recovery Loan Program offers financing to help Minnesota producers clean up, repair, or replace farm structures and replace livestock that may have been destroyed due to high winds and the weight of snow, sleet, and ice this year. The RFA portion of the loan is a zero-interest rate and is a partnership through your local bank. The funds are available to farmers for expenses not covered by insurance. Check out the Minnesota Department of Agriculture Disaster Recovery Loan Program for eligibility specifics and how to apply.

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