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Flood Recovery Information for Farmers & Ranchers


After a flood, MDA helps farmers, ranchers and agricultural businesses prepare by providing recommendations and guidance for moving livestock, stored grain, food items, agricultural inputs, seed and other materials out of harm’s way. Our field personnel also work with agricultural chemical facilities to strengthen safeguards around equipment and storage tanks to prevent accidental release of product.

Flood Recovery Financial Assistance

Farmers and Ranchers

If there is a shortage of haying and grazing lands due to flooded fields:

In drought and floods there is a possibility of feed poisoning because crops are contaminated or grown and harvested under extreme weather conditions, the following link provides resources on common problems and how to avoid them:

This page offers resources for ag related issues following a flood (Crops, Farm Buildings and Property, and Livestock)

MDA Contact:

  • Agricultural Marketing & Development Division:
    Curt Zimmerman, Program Supervisor of the Livestock Development Team: 651-201-6456, Curt.Zimmerman@state.mn.us
  • Dairy & Food Inspection Division:
    During business hours: 651-201-6027 or contact the Minnesota Duty Officer at 1-800-422-0798 after hours.

Seed, Feed, and Manure Facilities

MDA Contacts:

Dairy Farms

MDA Contact:

  • Dairy & Food Inspection Division:
    During business hours: 651-201-6027 or contact the Minnesota Duty Officer at 1-800-422-0798 after hours.

General Information

MDA Contact

Amanda Baesler
Amanda.baesler@state.mn.us
651-201-6599