The MDA developed the Methane Digester Loan Program in 1998 to help supplement the funds needed for livestock producers in Minnesota to begin installing digesters on their farms. This loan program has helped one dairy farmer in Minnesota install manure digester. One additional farm has been conditionally approved for a loan. The criteria for the Methane Digester Loan are listed below (also, see Session Laws 2002, 41B.049).
To help finance the purchase of necessary equipment and the construction of a system that will use manure to produce electricity. The State of Minnesota has established a revolving loan fund to appropriate funds for this program.
To be eligible for a loan under this section a borrower must:
For more information, please contact David Weinand. Applications or inquires by mail are to be sent to:
Ag Marketing & Development DivisionMinnesota Department of Agriculture625 Robert Street North St. Paul, MN 55155-2538
David Weinand, Program Administrator651-201-6646 ~ David.Weinand@state.mn.usAg Marketing & Development Division
Minnesota Department of Agriculture, 625 Robert Street N, St. Paul, MN 55155-2538, firstname.lastname@example.org