Funding for Livestock Farmers

KIMT News 3 — Livestock farmers in the Gopher State are getting a helping hand.

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is announcing one million dollars in grant funding is being made available to producers.

The money is meant to help livestock farms stay competitive and upgrade and repair their facilities.

“Feedlots currently have an effect on the environment,” Steele County Feedlot Officer/Ag Inspector Dan Vermilyea said. “So, one of the things they looked at was what can we do to try to improve feedlots, particularly open feedlots? And so, that’s what this program is really about.”

He says the program is a huge asset because it offers help to the younger generation of farmers looking to get going in the business.

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