Friday, October 18, 2013
Help Willie Nelson Help Farmers Overcome Disaster
While news headlines were focused on the shutdown of the (US) federal government, farmers and ranchers are reeling from natural disasters. In Colorado, an epic late September (2013) flood destroyed crops, soil, roads and irrigation infrastructure. In South Dakota, an early October (2013) blizzard dropped four feet of snow, killing tens of thousands of cattle. To make matters worse, the agencies that farmers rely on after natural disasters were closed in the government shutdown. Though they’re getting back to work today, important farm programs are still not in operation because the Farm Bill was allowed to expire.
Immediately following both disasters, Farm Aid reached out to people on the ground to assess the damage to family farmers and ranchers and offer immediate assistance.
Your donation to Farm Aid right now will provide emergency funds for families to buy food and cover living expenses and support emergency hotlines and organizations that provide legal, financial and emotional counseling to farm families in need. GO HERE