(Learfield News Service/Buffalo Lake, MN) A Minnesota farmer is seeing a lot of pain caused by the government shutdown. Brian Ryberg of Buffalo Lake says the shutdown could not come at a worse time for some producers.
Rybers says some guys were maxed out on their operating lines at the bank and depending on that money to help pay down some loans or fund some other input purchasing, and all of a sudden they have to be creative at their bank to come up with some money. So it’s definitely created some hardships.
Ryberg says he’s anticipating an overwhelming response from farmers anxious to visit with FSA officials about existing farm loans. Tomorrow (Tuesday) is the final day of temporary openings of 20 Farm Service Agencies across the state.