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Marketing assistance loan deadlines set

The deadline to request marketing assistance loans for corn, soybeans, and sunflowers is May 31.

Marketing assistance loans provide producers interim financing to meet cash flow needs without having to sell their commodities when market prices are typically at harvest-time lows. Allowing producers to store production at harvest facilitates more orderly marketing of commodities throughout the year.

For more information on marketing assistance loans or other farm programs, contact the Aitkin-Itasca Farm Service Agency at 218-927-2912 or the Crow Wing-Cass Farm Service Agency at 218-829-5965. Or visit the Farm Service Agency Web site at

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