ST. PAUL —Minnesota farmers who want to improve safety on their farms can now apply for funding through two programs from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture that help with the cost of buying, shipping, and installing eligible safety equipment.

Now in its second year, the Grain Storage Facility Safety Cost-Share program reimburses up to 75% of the cost to buy, ship, and install eligible safety equipment for on-farm grain bins or silos. The program will pay up to $400 per bin or silo, with a limit of $2,400 per farm per year.

For more information and to apply, visit https://www.mda.state.mn.us/grainstoragesafetycostshare.

The Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) rebate program reimburses farmers and schools at least 70 percent of the cost to purchase, ship, and install a rollover protection kit, limiting the cost to no more than $500 per tractor. The National ROPS Rebate Program (NRRP) works with farmers to identify and price the appropriate rollover protection kits for their tractors.

For more information and to apply, visit www.mda.state.mn.us/rollover-protective-structures-rops-rebate.

Both programs are accepting applications through June 30, 2022, or until all funds are exhausted.

This article was submitted by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

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