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HF 2093

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/07/2019 02:46pm

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A bill for an act
relating to agriculture; expanding a disaster recovery loan program; providing a
retroactive effective date; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 41B.047,
subdivisions 1, 3.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 41B.047, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Establishment.

The authority shall establish and implement a disaster
recovery loan program to help farmers:

(1) clean up, repair, or replace farm structures and septic and water systems, as well as
replace seed, other crop inputs, feed, and livestockdeleted text begin, when damaged by high winds, hail,
tornado, or flood
deleted text end;

(2) purchase watering systems, irrigation systems, and other drought mitigation systems
and practices when drought is the cause of the purchase;

(3) restore farmland; deleted text beginor
deleted text end

(4) replace flocks, make building improvements, or cover the loss of revenue when the
replacement, improvements, or loss of revenue is due to the confirmed presence of the
highly pathogenic avian influenza in a commercial poultry or game flock located in
Minnesotadeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (5) replace livestock, make building improvements, or cover the loss of revenue when
the replacement, improvements, or loss of revenue is due to the confirmed presence of a
highly contagious disease in a livestock operation located in Minnesota.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 41B.047, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Eligibility.

To be eligible for this program, a borrower must:

(1) meet the requirements of section 41B.03, subdivision 1;

(2) certify that the damage or loss was (i) sustained within a county that was the subject
of a state or federal disaster declaration deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin;new text end (ii) due to the confirmed presence of the highly
pathogenic avian influenza in a commercial poultry or game flock located in Minnesota;new text begin or
(iii) due to a market disaster or emergency as determined by the authority;
new text end

(3) demonstrate an ability to repay the loan; and

(4) have received at least 50 percent of average annual gross income from farming for
the past three years.

Sec. 3. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin This act is effective retroactively from January 1, 2019.
new text end