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Posted on Apr 17, 2017 in Audio, Editorial, Featured, Your Texas Agriculture Minute




Damaged by Panhandle fires? Apply for help.

By Gene Hall

The wildfires that swept through the Texas Panhandle a few weeks ago left many ranchers not knowing which way to turn. Losses of livestock, structures and fences were devastating. Some of that will be covered by other means, but much of it will not.

There’s a lot of hard work ahead in rebuilding, but that’s just what those ranchers intend to do.

Help arrived within hours of the first blaze in the form of hay and feed. Now, ranchers face the daunting task of paying for rebuilding.

Texas Farm Bureau members and supporters are collecting cash to assist. You can still make a tax deductible donation to the TFB Agriculture Research and Education Foundation. A task force of farmers and ranchers from the Panhandle will disperse the funds. One hundred percent of the money will be used to meet the needs.

If you have unreimbursed losses, you can apply for assistance. Applications are due by May 1.

Help is on the way.

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