farm aid’s family farm disaster fund

posted June 22, 2008

The Family Farm Disaster Fund was established by Farm Aid to help farm families survive weather-related disasters. Right now we are working with farmers across the country who have been hurt by devastating flooding and severe weather in Iowa, Wisconsin and seven other mid-western states.

Farm Aid is helping family farmers through this disaster by:

  • Providing emergency funds for families to allow them to buy food and cover family living expenses. Through churches and service agencies operating in the region, Farm Aid ensures that the money goes to farm families most in need.
  • Supporting emergency hotlines which provide legal, financial and emotional counseling to struggling farmers.
  • Providing legal and financial counseling to farmers in danger of losing their farms. When farmers need help to avoid foreclosure due to losses from natural disasters, Farm Aid funded groups are there to help them save their farm.

Through workshops and public meetings, Farm Aid-funded groups educate farmers about available disaster assistance in each state. Donations to the Family Farm Disaster Fund will help Farm Aid directly address the needs of farms in crisis. Please help Farm Aid help them.

Donate here to help farmers in Iowa and other disaster areas.