Local USDA office halts in-person visits

Citing high rates of coronavirus community spread, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is temporarily restricting in-person visits for many of its service centers in Minnesota, including the one in Douglas County.

However, its employees will continue to aid agricultural producers with programs and services, and field work, including conservation planning assistance, will continue with appropriate social distancing.

Staff members from the Farm Service Agency and Natural Resources Conservation Service will work with producers by phone, email, and digital tools like Microsoft Teams, Box, and OneSpan. More information about these digital offerings is at

Those wishing to conduct business with the agency should call ahead to confirm and schedule appointments. More information on Service Center status can be found at

The Douglas County office can be reached at 320-763-3191.

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