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Farmers impacted by natural disasters in 2020 and 2021 should begin receiving emergency relief payments through the Farm Service Agency’s new Emergency Relief Program to offset crop yield and value losses, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says.
“All the volunteers were great. All the neighbors came over to help or to offer help.”
A passerby called for emergency responders around 3:35 a.m. Thursday, March 24, 2022, to report a fire in the 11000 block of 55th Street Southeast in Eyota Township.
Both buildings at Full Circle Ag in Pierpont, South Dakota, will likely will be a total loss, according to Day County Emergency Management Director Bryan Anderson, after the fire broke out about 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022.

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Fire near Brooten in central Minnesota took out buildings as farm family rushed to save cows.
The Larimore Volunteer Fire Department extinguished the flames that were pouring out of the overhead door on the south side of the building when it arrived on the warehouse along County Road 4, then tore down the door and sprayed water on the interior of the building., according to the the Grand Forks Sheriff's office incident report
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A barn fire on May 23 destroyed the structure where Easy Yoke Farm packaged its vegetables, but help from the community and nearby family has helped the Miller family weather the storm.
According to multiple media reports, a fire was reported at the facility on Sunday night, and crews remained on scene Monday morning.
With the smoke filled skies looming over many acres of crops, some producers may be pleasantly surprised how the smoke could be benefiting their fields this season.

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Due to the dry conditions the region has been experiencing, machinery fires are much more likely.
A volunteer fire department in rural Montana has had a busy fire-fighting season due to the dry conditions that amplify the flames.
Frazee, Detroit Lakes, Wolf Lake and Vergas firefighters battled a large blaze for nearly 6 hours at a large hog containment building outside of Frazee on Friday night, July 9. All farm personnel were evacuated from the building, but up to 7,500 hogs were killed due to fire and smoke inhalation, according to a law enforcement incident report.

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