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Minnesota Ag Department Offering Livestock Grants

Minnesota Ag Department Offering Livestock Grants

The Minnesota Department of Ag is offering $1 million of livestock investment grants to producers making improvements in their operation.   MDA Grants Administrator David Weinand  says there is a $50,000 lifetime cap for the competitive grant program.

He says Minnesota farmers can also use the grant as an incentive for financing.

Applications are due September 23 and can be found on the MDA website.   The entries will be scored with extra points given to beginning farmers, operations hit by natural disaster and those addressing and environmental issue.

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People embrace in front of school busses at a church, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, where students were taken to be reunited with parents following a shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Wash.

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SDHSAA Release First Round Football Pairings

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The first rounds of the South Dakota High School Football Playoffs are set.  Here is a link to the SDHSAA…