Special thanks to U of M Extension Educator in Rice and Steele County Claire LaCanne for helping set up and host today's AM Minnesota Program. Claire set up the AM Minnesota program with U of M Extension Educator in Ag Business Management Megan Roberts. The topic was COVID-19 and all the programs farmers are eligible to apply for.

There are many different programs farmers can apply for as we try and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 has caused severe financial stress for farmers and many other business. The goal of the federal and state programs is to provide financial assistance until commodity prices can recover. All the programs can get very complicated. Megan said the last couple months it has been her job to keep up to date on the programs.

There have been new programs and new rules for existing programs that farmers are now eligible to apply for. Click on the links to listen to the AM Minnesota Program.

Click here for the U of M Extension link for financial aid for farmers.