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Louisiana Farm Bureau Establishes Hurricane Laura Disaster Relief Fund

Louisiana Farm Bureau Establishes Hurricane Laura Disaster Relief Fund
Damaged rice bins following Hurricane Laura. Courtesy of Louisiana Farm Bureau

Hurricane Laura is the strongest tropical system on record to make landfall in Louisiana since the 1856 storm that hit the community of Last Island. Its track northward across the state brought hurricane force winds through the state’s prime cattle, rice, sugarcane, corn, soybean, nursery and poultry growing areas. Roads remain impassible. Homes are damaged or destroyed. Louisiana farmers and ranchers will feel the economic and psychological effects of this storm through this harvest season and beyond.

Many in the greater Farm Bureau family have reached out asking what you can do and how you can get resources to the farmers and ranchers affected by the storm, just like 15 years ago following hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

If you would like to make a donation specifically to Louisiana Farm Bureau, please make checks payable to Louisiana Farm Bureau Foundation Disaster Relief Fund and send to:

Louisiana Farm Bureau Foundation

Disaster Relief Fund

P.O. Box 95004

Baton Rouge, LA 70895-9004

 

These funds will be designated for agricultural producers in the affected areas. We are certain this will be an ongoing effort as damage assessment is ongoing.

To see video stories on Facebook from Louisiana Farm Bureau, click on This Week in Louisiana Agriculture (TWILA during Landfall) or Farmers helping Farmers.

Please contact Ashley Stephens (225-922-6201, ashleys@lfbf.org) or Kyle McCann (225-922-6202, kylem@lfbf.org) if you have questions or want more information.



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