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Local members of the Minnesota Farm Bureau were part of a statewide effort to raise money for neighboring producers.

Farm Bureau members, county Farm Bureaus and the Minnesota Farm (MFB) Bureau Foundation recently raised $22,000 for Western South Dakota ranchers and their families hit by an October blizzard.


At least 20,000 livestock died in the storm, many of which were suffocated by the snow. An estimated 48-inches of snow fell in 24 hours.

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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