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Legislative Update: Resources for Farmers

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Last week I mentioned the collapse of a dairy barn on a family farm near Chatfield. Since this news, I’ve heard of somewhere between 20-25 additional dairy barns in Minnesota (with many in our area) that have collapsed as a result of the heavy snowfall we’ve received recently. In light of these losses, I wanted to send out information on various resources offered by the state and federal governments that can help provide aid and relief to farmers after these hardships. If you know a farmer affected by a barn collapse, I’d encourage you to please pass this email and these resources along to them.


Link to list of Rural Finance Authority (RFA) loans along with a link specifically for the Disaster Recovery Loan Program:

Information on the Livestock Indemnity Program:

List of programs that USDA FSA offers, including Disaster Protection and Recovery resources:

Guide on roof collapse prevention:

If you or someone you know were affected by any of these recent accidents, I hope these links are helpful. Please contact me if you have any further questions regarding available resources for farmers.


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