Ag Community Stepping Up to Assist Wildfire-Impacted Producers
As wildfires plagued northeast Colorado this week, many from the agriculture community are putting forth efforts to help those who have been impacted. The fires in Logan and Phillips counties had a large impact on producers, including lost livestock, damaged fields, facilities, equipment, infrastructure and homes.
Colorado Farm Bureau has activated a disaster fund to help the farmers and ranchers directly impacted by the northeast Colorado wildfires, with 100 percent of the funds raised going directly to aiding these producers as they face the aftermath of this natural disaster. Learn more here.
The Colorado Cattlemen's Association and the Northeast Colorado Cattlemen's Association are initially focusing on the immediate need for hay, feed and fencing supplies; as well as individuals willing to provide trucking for the farmers and ranchers. Donations should be taken to CHS Grainland in Haxtun. Learn more here.
The ag community found other ways to assist with the efforts as well this week, as the Denver Post reported that local farmers cut fire lines to protect their communities from the huge, wind-driven blaze.