Flooding of Minnesota farm fields varies greatly, and officials continue assessing the damage.

State Farm Service Agency Executive Director Joe Martin said, “It’s still a little bit early to tell what the damage is until the flood waters recede. We’re still in the process of assessing the damage. So, it’s really critical that we hear from folks out there what damage they experienced.”

He said farmers and ranchers should report the damage to their local county FSA office because, “We do have a couple of programs at our disposal that might be able to assist. They’re really about if you had structural damage to your fields.   Returning the land to pre-disaster conditions or fixing fence.”

Martin advises producers to talk to their local FSA officials before doing any repairs and keep good records on damages. He also reminds producers that the deadline to certify farm acres is Monday, July 16.