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Aid Available To MN Farms Hit By Tornadoes, Floods

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State aid is available to farmers in 29 Minnesota counties hit by summer tornadoes or fall flooding.

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says the recent special legislative session appropriated $4 million in aid for eligible farmers.

The Flood Disaster Assistance Program is available to help eligible farmers affected by the September floods with certain expenses and losses not covered by insurance.

And zero-interest Disaster Recovery Loans are available to farmers who experienced losses from either the summer tornadoes or the September floods.

The 29 designated counties are: Blue Earth, Brown, Carver, Cottonwood, Dodge, Faribault, Freeborn, Goodhue, Jackson, Le Sueur, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, Mower, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Olmsted, Pipestone, Redwood, Rice, Rock, Sibley, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca, Watonwan, Winona and Yellow Medicine.

(© Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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