MDA Funds Available to Improve Farm Safety
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has two programs with funds available to improve safety on Minnesota Farms. Now in their second year the programs can help with the cost of buying, shipping and installing the eligible farm safety equipment. "There's very little that can comfort a family who has lost someone due to a preventable accident on the farm," Agriculture Commissioner Thom Peterson said. "Fortunately, small safety improvements can prevent that from being necessary, and we're grateful to offer support so famers can make those changes."
The Grain Storage Facility Cost Share program will reimburse up to 75 percent of the cost of approved safety equipment with a maximum of $400 per grain bid. Each farm is eligible for a maximum of$2,400 er year. The MDA's Rollover Protection Structure (ROPS) will reimburse up to $500 per tractor with a maximum of $2.500 per farm pFor more information or to apply for one of the programs go to the Minnesota department of Agriculture's website.
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