Minn. offers flood aid to farmers in 15 countiesPublished 9:33am Thursday, September 13, 2012
ST. PAUL — Minnesota is offering grants to farmers in 15 counties who suffered losses due to heavy rains and flooding in June.petitioner
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says it’s now accepting applications from farmers in Aitkin, Carlton, Cass, Cook, Crow Wing, Dakota, Goodhue, Itasca, Kandiyohi, Lake, Meeker, Pine, Rice, Sibley and St. Louis counties.
Gov. Mark Dayton and state legislators created the grant program as part of the disaster aid passed during the one-day special legislative session Aug. 24. Applications must be postmarked by Oct. 24. The funds are expected to be delivered in January.