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www.tricountynews.mn Funds are available through USDA Rural Development USDA Rural Development cur- rently has funds available for very- low and low-income residents of rural Minnesota who are inter- ested in purchasing a home or for current homeowners in need of essential repairs. Interested in purchasing a home?Rural Development'ssingle- family housing Section 502 pro- gram offers subsidized loans with affordable monthly payments in rural areas. Home loans may be used to purchase a new home, existing home or build a new home. To qualify, applicants must meet Rural Development's income lim- its; have adequate and dependable income, have an acceptable credit history, be unable to obtain suf- ficient credit from other sources, and show repayment ability. Is your home in need of repairs? Rural Development's single-fam- ily housing Section 504 pro- gram assists local homeowner's complete essential repairs and removes health or safety hazards from their home. To qualify, appli- cants must own and occupy the home; applicants must meet Rural Development's income limits. For loan eligibility, appli- cants must also have an accept- able credit history, show repay- ment ability, be unable to afford a conventional loan and live in a community with a population of USDA expands microloans To help farmers purchase farmland and improve property Producers, including begin- ning and underserved farmers, have a new option to gain access to land. Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden Jan. 19, announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin offer- ing farm ownership microloans, creating a new financing avenue for farmers to buy and improve property. These microloans will be especially helpful to beginning or underserved farmers, U.S. veter- ans looking for a career in farming, and those who have small and mid- sized farming operations. "Many producers, especially new and underserved farmers, tell us that access to land is one of the biggest challenges they face in establishing and growing their own farming operation," said Harden. "USDA is making it easier for new farmers to hit the ground running and get access to the land that they need to establish their farms or improve their property." The microloan program, which celebrates its third anniversary this week, has been hugely suc- cessful, providing more than 16,800 low-interest loans, totaling more than $373 million to produc- ers across the country. Microloans have helped farmers and ranchers Feb. 1-5 Please call at least one day in advance. Meals may be picked up. Monday: Baked chicken, baked potato/sour cream, squash, bread/margarine, pud- ding, milk. Tuesday: Sausage-egg bake, oven baked potatoes, tropical fruit, coffeecake/margarine, sher- bet, milk. Wednesday: Chili, pears, let- tuce/dressing, cornbread/marga- fine, gelatin with fruit/whipped topping, milk. Thursday: BBQ meatballs, mashed potatoes, beets, bread/ margarine, 2" lemon sponge cake, milk. Friday: Ham-b0iled dinner with cabbage, potatoes, carrots, fruit salad, breadstick/margarine, 2" bar, milk. Suggested donation for those 60 or older is $4, under 60 is $7. Eden Valley diners are served at the Civic Center (attached to the city offices building), and should reserve a meal by calling Mary Lou Niewind at (320) 453- 8375. Watkins diners are served at St. Anthony Manor, and should call Peggi Gohman at (320) 764-5615 for reservation by 1 p.m. the day before your meal. Both sites serve at 11:30 a.m. Mon- day through Friday. This service is through Lutheran Social Ser- vice, funded in part by a contract from the Area Agency on Aging with funding from the Federal Older Americans Act through the Minnesota Board on Aging. mnmn Feb. 1-5 Monday-500: Country fried steak, whipped potatoes w/ gravy, seasoned peas, wheat bread, sliced pears. Tuesday - Date Change- Site Council 9:30 a.m.: Tater tot cas- serole, broccoli Normandy, wheat dinner roll, peaches, gelatin. Wednesday-Pie Day" Meatloaf, scalloped potatoes, corn, wheat bread, cook's choice of pie. Thursday: Hot roast pork sand- wich, whipped potatoes w/gravy, butternut squash, strawberry cream dessert. Friday: BBQ chicken, potato salad, baked beans, wheat dinner roll, banana. Euchre anytime there are enough players 1% milk is served with every meal. Menu is subject to change. As of Ian. 1, 2014, suggested contri- bution for persons 60+ and volun- teers is $7.50-$4, or what you can afford. Guests under 60 pay $7.50. REMINDER: When there is a choice of entree on the menu, you will receive the first one listed UNLESS you notify us. The cof- fee pot is on by 11:15 a.m. every Wednesday. For more information, call Rosalea Hoeft at (320) 398-2211 ext. 13, between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Gift dining booklets are available at the Senior Dining Site and the Harvest Bank in Kimball. Partially funded under contract with the Central Minnesota Coun- cil of Aging as part of the Older Americans Act and administered by Catholic Charities of the Dio- cese of St. Cloud. PAGE 5 28,2016 20,000 or less. The maximum loan is $20,000, repayable over 20 years with a 1-percent interest rate. Grants are limited to elderly homeowners over the age of 62, and grant funds can only be used to remove health or safety haz- ards or remodel dwellings to make them accessible to household members with disabilities. The maximum grant is $7,500. For more information, contact the local Rural Development office in Cambridge at (763) 689-3354, ext. 4. More information is also avail- able at www.rurdev.usda.gov/mn. with operating costs, such as feed, fertilizer, tools, fencing, equip- ment, and living expenses since 2013. Seventy percent of loans have gone to new farmers. Now, microloans will be avail- able to also help with farm land and building purchases, and soil and water conservation improvements. FSA designed the expanded program to simplify the application process, expand eligibility requirements and expedite smaller real estate loans to help farmers strengthen their oper- ations. Microloans provide up to $50,000 to qualified producers, and can be issued to the applicant directly from the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA). This microloan announce- ment is another USDA resource for America's farmers and ranch- ers to utilize, especially as new and beginning farmers and ranchers look for the assistance they need to get started. To learn more about the FSA microloan program visit www. fsa.usda.gov/microloans, or contact your local FSA office. To find your nearest office location, please visit http ://offices. usda.go v. USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender. To file a complaint of discrim- ination, write: USDA, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (866) 632-9992 (Toll- free Customer Service), (800) 877-8339 (Local or Federal relay), (866) 377-8642 (Relayvoice users). e r mmmmJmmmImmmmmql Ev 0ho.e me I[ l of our best 6" sandwiches, I : Regular 6" Sub : 21 oz fountain drink i wilh portho , of a 6" sub of eqmlor : greow voioe & a 21 salt adnk I | anyotharolferoro.PtemmmotDoul~Stacked I I Su~. 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