TDA assisting farmers, ranchers devastated by floodsTDA assisting farmers, ranchers devastated by floodshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=134182016-06-03T05:00:00Z2016-06-03T16:00:00Z

​​​AUSTIN – The Texas ​Department of Agriculture (TDA) is working with the State Emergency Operations Center and Texas Animal Health Commission to monitor the state's rapidly changing weather situation and provide assistance to farmers and ranchers affected by the floods.​

The State of Texas Agriculture Relief (STAR) fund was created to collect money from private individuals and businesses to assist farmers and ranchers in responding to and recovering from natural disasters. Funds can be used to rebuild fences, restore operations, and pay for other agricultural relief efforts.​

You can learn more about how to donate to the STAR fund on TDA’s website at TexasAgriculture.gov or by calling TDA’s grants office at 512-463-6695.

TDA is now accepting applications for grants, which are available in areas where a state of disaster declaration has been issued by the governor. Farmers and ranchers can apply for assistance through the STAR Fund by contacting TDA’s Grants Office at Grants@TexasAgriculture.gov or by visiting TexasAgriculture.gov.

Additionally, producers who are missing livestock because of flooding are encouraged to provide the information to the local sheriff’s department in both the county where the animals were initially located and in the county where they might be found. Producers can also notify the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) at 800-242-7820 or MissingCattle@TSCRA.org.

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