Farmers hurt by storms can get help
Posted at 3:31 PM on June 23, 2010
by Mark Steil
Filed under: Weather
The tornadoes last week caused a lot of trouble for farmers -- especially those with livestock.
The high winds blew down many barns, setting animals loose in the countryside. Those farmers are struggling now to find a way to care for the animals until they can rebuild.
The state agriculture department says it can help. Any farmer with a problem can call a toll-free help line, 1-877-898-MFAN (Minnesota Farmer Assistance Network).
The department also has a Disaster Recovery Loan Program, which can help farmers pay for a number of storm problems, including debris removal.
A press release provides more details.