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Agricultural producers in Minnesota still have time to apply for Direct Farm Ownership Loan Program


Fri, Aug 15th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

St. Paul, Minn. - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Minnesota Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Debra Crusoe, today announced that farmers and ranchers still have time to apply for low interest 2014 loans available through FSA’s direct farm ownership program. The deadline to submit applications is Sept. 30, 2014.

Eligible producers can borrow up to $300,000 in direct farm ownership loans to buy or enlarge a farm, construct new farm buildings or improve structures, pay closing costs, or promote soil and water conservation and protection. The interest rate on select loans can be as low as 1.5 percent with up to 40 years to repay.

“This is an extraordinary opportunity for more farmers and ranchers to get low-interest loans to start their first farm, or expand an existing family farm,” said Crusoe. “There are no backlogs or waiting for funding. If you’ve dreamed about starting a farm, or if you’re looking to strengthen your farm, we want to help.”

FSA encourages all interested applicants to apply for direct farm ownership loans. For more information about the program and other loans administered by FSA, visit any FSA county office or www.fsa.usda.gov.
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Wykoff city attorney sits in on council meeting

Fri, Aug 15th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Government

The Wykoff City Council meeting was called to order at 7 p.m. on Monday, August 11. All previous minutes were approved, including minutes from a special meeting held on August 6 pertaining to employee PTO. Fire Chief Wade Baker brought the attenti ..... 
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Small hitch in Western Days

Fri, Aug 15th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Features

Although Western Days 2014 in Chatfield, Minn. started out a little bumpy with the carnival rides not arriving as they were scheduled, the city went forward with the many other activities that had been planned for the 47th annual celebration. Cody ..... 
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Harmony street project nears completion

Fri, Aug 15th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Government

City Engineer Brett Grabau attended the Harmony City Council meeting on August 12 to update the council on the First Avenue street project. Grabau said there have been a lot of questions about the curbs. For the most part, the curbs are the same ..... 
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Savor “Taste of the Trail” on the Root River Trail System

Thu, Aug 14th, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

On three Saturdays in September, the nine towns comprising the Preston/Harmony Root River Trail System will feature local food, artisans, entertainment, culture, and fun during a series of trail-wide events – Taste of the Trail. Taste of the ..... 
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Austin ArtWorks! Festival this weekend

Thu, Aug 14th, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

The Austin ArtWorks Festival takes over downtown Austin this weekend to showcase a wide range of arts activities and events on Saturday the 23 and Sunday the 24. The two day event will be centered at the Historic Downtown Power Plant at 501 4th Aven ..... 
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Department of Revenue reminds homeowners and renters of upcoming property tax refund deadline

Thu, Aug 14th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Revenue is reminding homeowners and renters that the due date to file for a 2013 property tax refund is Aug. 15, 2014. State law provides for a one-year grace period to claim these refunds, however, t ..... 
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Feast on Onion Fest at DreamAcres Farm

Thu, Aug 14th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Arts & Culture

The Dreamery Rural Arts Initiative welcomes all to Onion Fest, celebrating our diverse, multi-layered society through a multi-layered vegetable. It is an evening layered with food, music and performance at DreamAcres farm on Friday, August 22. M ..... 
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Search for Mrs. Fillmore County announced

Thu, Aug 14th, 2014
Posted in All Business Announcements

Applications are being accepted for the title of Mrs. Fillmore County! Mrs. Fillmore County will have the honor of representing her county at the Mrs. Minnesota pageant, which will be held at “Ritsche Auditorium”, March 14, 2015 in St. Cloud ..... 
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