ST. PAUL — Minnesota farmers who lost property in winter storms may be eligible for USDA physical loss loans.

The Farm Service Agency has low-interest loans for farmers in Douglas, Goodhue, Grant, Norman and Stevens counties who incurred losses due to a blizzard, excessive snow and high winds that occurred between Jan. 1 and March 14.

Approval is limited to applicants who suffered severe physical losses only, including the loss of buildings and livestock.

Applications are due Jan. 6, 2020.

Farmers in Becker, Big Stone, Clay, Dakota, Dodge, Mahnomen, Olmsted, Otter Trail, Polk, Pope, Rice, Stearns, Swift, Todd, Traverse, Wabasha, and Wilkin, along with Cass and Traill counties in North Dakota, and Pepin and Pierce counties in Wisconsin, also may apply.

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