Five area agriculture-based businesses have received funding from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Dick’s Locker in Good Thunder, Helget Butcher Shop in Darfur, the Hilltop Meat Market in Mankato, LaSalle Food Processing Association in LaSalle, and Morgan’s Meat Market in Richland will also receive mini-grants for Livestock Processing. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says the one-time program is designed to help processors and procedures respond to market issues caused by COVID-19.