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  1. USDA Offers Low-Interest Loans for Agricultural Producers in Minnesota Impacted by Natural Disasters

    Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:00 AM

    Emergency Support to Producers in Surrounding Counties Also Available

    SAINT PAUL, MN, September 25, 2020 — Minnesota agricultural producers who lost property due to recent natural disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) physical loss loans. The Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers these low-interest loans to agricultural producers in Swift County who incurred losses due to high winds and hail that occurred on Aug. 24, 2020. Approval is limited to applicants who suffered severe physical losses only, including the loss of buildings and livestock. Applications are due by May 24, 2021.

  2. USDA Offers Low-Interest Loans for Agricultural Producers in Wisconsin Impacted by Natural Disasters

    Tue Sep 22, 2020 08:00 AM

    Emergency Support to Producers in Surrounding Counties/Border State Also Available

    SAINT PAUL, MN, September 22, 2020 — Wisconsin agricultural producers who lost property due to recent natural disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) physical loss loans. The Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers these low-interest loans to agricultural producers in Dunn, Pierce and St. Croix counties who incurred losses due to flashing flooding that occurred June 28 through June 29, 2020. Approval is limited to applicants who suffered severe physical losses only, including the loss of buildings and livestock. Applications are due by May 11, 2021.

  3. USDA to Provide Additional Direct Assistance to Farmers and Ranchers Impacted by the Coronavirus

    Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:00 AM

    Expansion of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Begins Sept. 21

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2020 – President Donald J. Trump and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced up to an additional $14 billion for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19. Signup for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2) will begin September 21 and run through December 11, 2020.

  4. USDA Offers Low-Interest Loans for Agricultural Producers in Minnesota Impacted by Natural Disasters

    Fri Sep 11, 2020 02:00 PM

    Emergency Support to Producers in Surrounding Counties/Border State Also Available

    SAINT PAUL, MN, September 11, 2020 — Minnesota agricultural producers who lost property due to recent natural disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) physical loss loans. The Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers these low-interest loans to agricultural producers who incurred losses due to recent natural disasters. Approval is limited to applicants who suffered severe physical losses only, including the loss of buildings and livestock. Applications are due by May 4, 2021.

  5. USDA Offers Low-Interest Loans for Agricultural Producers in Minnesota Impacted by Natural Disasters

    Wed Sep 9, 2020 09:00 AM

    Emergency Support to Producers in Surrounding Counties/Border States Also Available

    SAINT PAUL, MN, September 9, 2020 — Minnesota agricultural producers who lost property due to recent natural disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) physical loss loans. The Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers these low-interest loans to agricultural producers who incurred losses due to recent natural disasters. Approval is limited to applicants who suffered severe physical losses only, including the loss of buildings and livestock. Applications are due by May 3, 2021.