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FSA Sets Minnesota Frost Damage at $190 Million

posted on September 10, 2004

According to the Farm Service Agency, last month's frost in Minnesota caused an estimated $190 million in damage to the state's crops.

As a result, the FSA is expected to recommend to the governor's office that up to 27 counties be declared eligible for low-interest agricultural disaster loans.

FSA estimates about 2.8 million acres of ground were affected by frost or freeze in August and that crop revenues will be cut by 5 percent. Officials say those estimates don't take into account the effect of the generally cold growing season across Minnesota.

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