Ag BMP Loans
AG BEST MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
Redwood Soil and Water Conservation District administers the Ag Best Management Loan Program offered by Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
The loan program provides low interest financing to farmers, rural landowners, and agriculture supply businesses for the implementation of best management practices that improve water quality problems in Redwood County. Loans are provided for projects that meet the goals in Redwood County’s Comprehensive Local Water Management Plan.
Some of the activities that have been provided low interest loans in Redwood County include:
Feedlot improvements to treat a pollution problem
Manure handling equipment
Conservation Tillage equipment to leave minimum of 30% residue
Upgrade out of compliance individual septic systems
Through 2013, this program has provided low interest loans in the amount of $1,912.508 in the following categories:
Ag Waste Management 12 $497,264
Conservation Tillage 55 $847,475
Septic System Upgrades 66 $456,869
Drill New Well/Sealing 1 $ 10,900
Manure Separator 1 $100,000