USDA declares agricultural disasters in parts of Minnesota due to drought conditions

FILE - In this April 20, 2020, file photo, a farmer is silhouetted by the setting sun as a field is planted near Walford, Iowa. Photo: Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette via AP, File. FILE - In this April 20, 2020, file photo, a farmer is silhouetted by the setting sun as a field is planted near Walford, Iowa.

Josh Skluzacek
Updated: October 21, 2020 09:37 AM
Created: October 21, 2020 09:34 AM

Wednesday, Gov. Tim Walz announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated primary agricultural disasters for parts of Minnesota due to extreme drought conditions earlier this year.

The declaration means farmers in Jackson, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone and Rock counties are now eligible to apply for emergency loans through the USDA Farm Service Agency.

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