UNDATED -- Help is on the way for Minnesota farmers struggling with the effects of last year’s drought.

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The Agricultural Drought Relief Program through the Minnesota Department of Agriculture will give grants of $7500 per farm to producers dealing with extra drought-related expenses. The Minnesota Legislature appropriated $8.1 million for the program.

To be eligible, farmers must have had drought-related expenses between June first, 2021, and May 23rd, 2022.

The application window will begin in mid-June and run for 10-12 business days. Applicants are encouraged to apply online to make sure it is received in time.

For more details on the program, click here.

To sign-up for email updates about the program, click here.

 

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