The Oregon Farm Bureau has established a relief fund for farmers impacted by recent flooding in Umatilla County. According to OFB any resident who makes a substantial amount of their livelihood from agriculture and whose agricultural operation suffered uncompensated loss from the recent flooding may apply. Grants of up to $2,500 are available to help those who can demonstrate uncovered losses. OFB said once requests for funds are received and evaluated, the range may be adjusted.
An advisory committee made up of local farmers, ranchers, and a Northwest Farm Credit Services representative from Umatilla and Morrow Counties will review applications for aid. Applicants do not have to be Farm Bureau members to apply or receive funds.
Applications must be submitted by Friday April 17th. To apply, visit the Oregon Farm Bureau’s Website.
“Rural Oregonians help our neighbors in times of need. We set up this fund as a way to support local farm and ranch families who were most impacted by the devastating floods,” said Paul Goodwin, president of Umatilla-Morrow County Farm Bureau.
Contributions are still being sought for the much-needed flood relief fund. To make a donation with a credit card, send an email to OFB Accountant Candace Seal at [email protected] with the amount you want to contribute. She will email back an invoice that will allow you to play online with a credit card.
To contribute by check, make a check out to “Farm Bureau Flood Relief Fund” and mail it to Oregon Farm Bureau, c/o Candace Seal, 1320 Capitol St. NE, Suite 200, Salem, OR 97301.
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