Local farmers and ranchers have been devastated by the natural disasters that have wreaked havoc in our area. Thankfully, the Texas Department of Agriculture has the STAR fund to help with the relief for these events. The counties that are eligible to receive assistance in our remote area are: Madison, Leon, Houston, Robertson, Brazos, Grimes, Walker, Montgomery, Waller and Harris to name a few. For a complete list, visit Texas Department of Agriculture’s website.
The STAR Fund (State of Texas Agriculture Relief Fund) was created solely with monetary donations from private individuals and companies, including Farm Credit, Valero and McCoy’s Building Supply. STAR Fund money may be used to assist farmers and ranchers in rebuilding fences, restoring operations and paying for other agricultural disaster relief. As natural disasters continue to impact Texas farmers and ranchers, the need for donations continues.
If you are an agriculture producer whose property was damaged by the severe weather, tornado and flooding event and your property is located in a county listed in the Governor’s disaster proclamations, you may be eligible for assistance.
For questions of eligibility and how to apply for disaster relief assistance, contact TDA’s Grants Office by phone at (512) 463-6908 or by email at Grants@TexasAgriculture.gov.
We need your help to replenish the STAR Fund, so that TDO can continue to make a positive impact on the lives of our fellow Texans. As natural disasters continue to impact Texas farmers and ranchers, the need for donations continues to grow. Help make a difference in your community, visit TexasAgriculture.gov to make your donation to the STAR fund today.
Source: State of Texas Agriculture Relief Fund